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Keith Carradine Keith Carradine
Frances Faye Frances Faye
Antonio Fargas Antonio Fargas
Matthew Anton Matthew Anton
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Diana Scarwid Diana Scarwid
Barbara Steele Barbara Steele

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Polly Platt Polly Platt
Louis Malle Louis Malle


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The year is 1917, during the last months of legal prostitution in New Orleans. Hattie (Susan Sarandon) is a prostitute at the home of Madame Nell. Hattie has just given birth to a boy, and already has a 12-year-old daughter Violet (Brooke Shields). Photographer Ernest Bellocq (Keith Carradine) visits them one day, takes pictures of Hattie and fascinates Violet. Nell arranges for Violet’s virgin... read more

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Louis Malle was one of the best French directors that ever lived. At some point, he had the opportunity to expand his career in the US and this movie was therefore his first American production. He definitely took some risks with this project as it was dealing with a very controversial subject, the story of a 12 year old girl living in a brothel at the beginning of the 20th century in the USA and ... read more
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1917, the last months of legal prostitution in Storyville - New Orleans' red-light district. Hattie, a prostitute at the elegant home of Madame Nell, and her 12-year-old daughter Violet are the only ones awake with photographer Ernest J. Bellocq comes by with his camera. He takes pictures of Hattie and he fascinates Violet. Over the next few months, Nell arranges for the auction of Violet's virginity, Hattie marries and goes to St. Louis leaving Violet behind, and Violet determines to marry Bellocq. Is this idyllic or is she just a girl wearing rouge, soon to return to childhood?
Release date: 5 April 1978
UPC: 097360894042
Tags: Prostitution (4), Drama (4), New Orleans (4), 1978 (3), Historical (3), Louisiana (3), 1970s (3), Photographer (3), Sex (2), Lolita (2), Art (2), Marriage (2), Lust (1), Photographers (1), Virginity (1), (1), Underage Prostitute (1), 1910s (1), Red-light District (1), Nudity (1)
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