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Production Underway for Canal Plus's 'Maison close'

While France has the reputation of importing a lot of American, Canadian and British TV series, it also tries to build a name for itself. In fact, Canal Plus, a French premium cable network, is preparing a new original series called Maison close.

This costume drama takes place in 1871 in Paris right after the arrival of the Third Republic.

In a first-rate brothel called Paradis (translation: Heaven), three women try to escape from the power of men. Rose (Jemima West), a young woman, arrives in Paris in order to look for her mom, a former prostitute. She's trapped by a procurer and is brought under duress at the Paradis. Vera (Anne Charrier) is 35 years old and knows that her days as a prostitute is numbered. She puts all her hope in the baron du Plessis, her only client and the only man who can clear her debts. As for Hortense

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