Creator: Jacques Ouaniche
Cast: Anne Charrier, Valérie Karsenti, Jemima West
Paris 1871. This is the story of women trapped into prostitution in an luxurious hotel. Rose a young woman is in each of her mother, she is certain that her mother is in this hotel. She in turn gets trapped and is trying to get out by any means necessary.
Paradise is a popular French bordello operated by Gaillac (Valérie Karsenti), who is struggling to pay her debts. Plus she has some thugs after her and her money, they keep stealing from her. Rose finds out what life as a prostitute is not what is cracked up to be. You see the horror of it though rose and the other girls. Vera is 35 years old and is going to be past her prime so she tries to secure her future by having the baron paid her debt. It is a molodrama at its best but unfortunately it was closed down because the second season the rating dropped. That is too bad because I kind of like that one. There was a remake by the US in the works but no it has fallen through. this is was it look like in the 19 century it feels that you are really there with them. The costumes are beautiful and authentic. Even the decor are out of this world. yes there is provocatively sex scene at times nothing to worry about here.Maison Close has some interesting characters and has a post-modern approach well it has some great rock music to go with it.