~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Rating: NR

It is still a key work from a great director. Rated the #11 best film of 1952, and #1009 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users).

Film Review L e Plaisir, Max Ophüls' follow-up to his well-received love merry-go-round La Ronde (1950), adopts a similar episodic structure, this time comprising three segments on the theme of pleasure taken from short stories by Guy de Maupassant. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review: 'so savvy, punchy and dashing that it won't be denied' "Le Plaisir" (or "Pleasure") has three parts, all based on Guy de Maupassant's short stories -- "Le Masque" "La Maison Tellier" and "Le Modele." Synopsis: Three stories about the pleasure. Starring: Jean Servais, Madeleine Renaud, Gaby Morlay, Claude Dauphin. Read movie and film review for Le Plaisir (1952) - Max Ophuls on AllMovie - It's hard to know where to begin singing the…

He dances, dances, dances, and then slowly collapses.

Movie reviews for Le Plaisir.

Find Theaters info, movie times, watch trailers, buy movie tickets. Cast: Claude Dauphin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Henri Crémieux Director: Max Ophüls Running Time: 97 min. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women - pleasure and youth.

Genres: Drama, Anthology Film, Comedy.

His later films often take a male narrator, and, as noted Douglas Pye noted in a Senses of Cinema article, the film spends considerable time, through visuals, contradicting the all-controlling patriarchal voice. The first story is about a man who storms into a masked ball. Each of the playlets in Le Plaisir explore conflicting sides of human nature -- a theme common to both the works of Maupassant and the films of Ophuls.

Reviews in chronological order (Total 0 reviews) Post a review. This week's films. Review: Le Plaisir A s with Jean Renoir’s “Everyone has their reasons,” it’s easy to misread Max Ophüls’s famous maxim (“Life is movement”) and reduce it to a comfy, affirmative aphorism.

It's best to keep in mind while watching this movie that while life … A three-part anthology directed by Max Ophüls, Le plaisir is a sardonic examination of the pleasures and pains of French society in the late 1800s. Le Plaisir, while it has been available for home viewing before, though would seem to be the one of the eight not shown on British television, is sometimes overshadowed by the film before and the two after it in Ophüls's filmography.