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Maison Close (two seasons)

Maison Close (two seasons)

2 Seasons

Set in a lavish 19th Century Parisian bordello, the provocative and popular French erotic drama Maison Close invites American audiences into a sumptuous, stylized world where desire and power reign. Following the suppression of la Commune, a short-lived workers’ revolutionary movement in the 1870s, a cast of gorgeous women trapped by circumstances reside in “Paradise,” a top-rate “closed house” reserved for aristocratic or bourgeois clientele and known for its strange and refined practices during a time of legalized prostitution.

The second season finds that times are tougher than ever, as the brothel faces both financial ruin, as the women navigate their hard-won independence, and an over-reaching local government enforcing a return to the Moral Order that threatens the house’s very existence.

By turns both erotic and political, this uncompromising, finely crafted television series is the perfect mix of style and substance, a richly compelling period drama with unmistakably modern flair that reimagines age-old themes–and the world’s oldest profession–in bold new ways.

“A racy new French thriller.” —The Observer

Maison Close (two seasons)
  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 1

    Episode 1

    Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 47 minutes

    The residents of the Paradise are forced to cohabitate with a band of Parisian thugs with highly questionable morals. Facing grave financial difficulties, the brothel must also survive t...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 2

    Episode 2

    Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 45 minutes

    Chief Commissioner Torcy, constantly looking to unseat Mosca from his throne at the Paradise, and suspicious of Mosca’s involvement in a major burglary, sends Commissioner Angélus to the...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 3

    Episode 3

    Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 46 minutes

    Torcy has enough on Hortense to put pressure on her and comes to arrest the Queen of the Paradise. In exchange for her freedom, she agrees to work with the Moral Order, Mosca, for his pa...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 4

    Episode 4

    Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 40 minutes

    Despite being warned by Kertel, who fears retaliation by the Corentin Brothers, Mosca decides to keep the streetwalkers who were formerly under Corentin’s charge « on the pavement. » Val...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 5

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jérôme Cornuau • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 46 minutes

    The prefect reproaches Torcy for the increasing number of prostitutes in the streets and the amount of clean-up to be done immediately. His head is on the chopping block. Not wanting to be ...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 6

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jérôme Cornuau • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 53 minutes

    The prefect demands that Torcy restore calm to the streets of Paris, and suggests he find some common ground with Mosca. Thus Torcy proposes to Mosca that he protect the peace at the Paradi...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 7

    Episode 7

    Directed by Jérôme Cornuau • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 51 minutes

    Mosca and Rose get lost in a world of drugs and sex. So Kertel takes matters into his own hands with the help of Bak. Angéle contracts syphilis but the women of the Paradise refuse to repor...

  • Maison Close - S2 Ep 8

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jérôme Cornuau • Drama • With Valérie Karsenti, Anne Charrier, Jemima West • 2013 • 54 minutes

    Torcy oversees the faithful’s donations to the Sacred Heart, which add up to a tidy sum. Mosca jumps at the opportunity to strike a fatal blow to the chief commissioner and replenish his co...