House of Tolerance

House of Tolerance (, also known as House of Pleasures) is a 2011 French drama film written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, starring Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca, Adèle Haenel, Alice Barnole, Iliana Zabeth and Noémie Lvovsky. The film had its world premiere in the Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2011.


The story is set in a luxurious Parisian brothel (a maison close, like Le Chabanais) in the early 20th century and follows the closeted life of a group of prostitutes: their rivalries, hopes, fears, pleasures and pains.