Arrow Films will release on Blu-ray Maison Close: Season 1. Set in a nineteenth century Parisian brothel, Maison Close is a unique new eight-part series produced by Canal+ which adds a controversial and contemporary twist to the traditional costume drama format. Street date is September 3rd.
Paris, 1871. In a luxury brothel, three women try to escape from servitude. Vera is 35. She knows that the end of her career as a prostitute is near. All her hopes are resting on Baron du Plessis, her main customer and the only one able to redeem her debt.
Hortense is the owner of the Paradis. She must retain her girls and withstand the pressures of a thug from the suburbs who is demanding money from her.
Rose, a very young girl, arrives in Paris in search of her mother, a former prostitute. She is trapped by a pimp and forcibly conscripted into the Paradis.
Behind the romantic fate of the three heroines, the series takes an uncompromising look at the world of brothels and prostitution in the late nineteenth century. Starring Jemima West, Anne Charrier, Valérie Karsenti, Catherine Hosmalin, Clémence Bretécher, and Deborah Grall.