Browse our catalogue by theme or search/filter

Montmartre: pleasures and crimes

A documentary directed by .

48h delivery


Price: €14.00


Dur­ing the Sec­ond Empire, Mont­martre was a place of bad repute, an unpriv­i­leged dis­trict of ill fame with tor­tu­ous streets that had noth­ing to do with the Haus­man­ian dis­tricts of Paris. What mag­i­cal device trans­formed it — in a few decades and for nearly half a cen­tury– into a both fas­ci­nat­ing and repuls­ing place, hell and par­adise together, the inter­na­tional cen­tre of the most var­ied and shame­ful plea­sures but also the daz­zling cru­cible of con­tem­po­rary avant-garde art?

This ques­tion will be at the heart of our film as the main enigma of this leg­endary and para­dox­i­cal dis­trict. This saga has been dealt with as if it were a colour­ful and lively fresco full of actions, devel­op­ments and sur­pris­ing events. Our film, in quite a styl­ish way, reflects every­day life in this busy dis­trict where, more than any­where else in Paris, there was a mix­ing of gen­res, styles, social classes and unre­strained feel­ings. Light com­edy and dark melo­drama, inno­cence and vice, ten­der­ness and fierce­ness, lux­ury and mis­ery, the sub­lime and sor­did­ness, his­tory and triv­ial events, mas­ters’ art and street art such a diver­sity made of Mont­martre a very spe­cial place


If you have a question? a project? Send us a message