Miami Beach Cinematheque. Feb 19th, 2009. 8:30 p.m. The French film Le Plaisir (Pleasure), directed by Max Ophüls in 1952, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on February 19th, 2008 at 8:30 p.m.
Next subject in Ophüls' beautifully cinematic cannon of examination is that of pleasure, and its close affair with love. The film's trio structure of three separate stories are filmed with sweeping grandeur, with a typical Ophüls wink of the eye. First stop is Pleasure and Youth: (a man's attempt to hide his age as he courts the ladies); then comes Pleasure and Purity: (a brothel Madame's attempt to bring balance into her girl's lives by bringing them to her niece's communion in the country); and finally Pleasure and Death: (a painter's tragic love affair with his model). Who said pleasure was not multifaceted, very personal, and yes, complicated? This film features laude Dauphin, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Danielle Darrieux
Gaby Morlay and Madeleine Renaud. In French with English subtitles.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
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