A big brothel for the rich bourgeoisie at the end of the 19° century in Paris – the time of the Franco-Prussian war. We see the doctor, the priest, the bourgeois, an anarchist, a black mass, much lesbian love between two very gigglish young girls in uniforms, classy soubrettes, voyeuristic guys, a nice black girl. Meanwhile there is much political talk.
One of the great works of Bénazéraf: nice period setting, good atmosphere; an abundace of different scenes which all show part of the work in a high class bordello on the outskirts of Paris around 1870; exquisite photography, nice dresses, good looking classy women, good acting; should be seen on big screen. It has some actresses who worked before with Bénazéraf. The movie looks very expensive and is a joyous erotic period evocation with some hard core scenes. These might have been inserted later by Bénazéraf himself as they are well intergrated into the story and set in the same luxurious environment.