The BEST Episodes of Maison close

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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2020

Network: Canal+

Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to enroll in Paradise. Vera is 35 years. She knows that the end of her career as a prostitute is near. She is betting everything on the Baron Du Plessis, her main client and the only one able to redeem her debt. Hortense is the owner of Paradise. She must take care her girls and resist pressure from a thug from the suburbs who is charging her money

Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 25, 2010

As Hortense seeks the ultimate revenge on her brother, Rose finally discovers the fate that befell her mother

star 8.39
61 votes
Writers: Anne Viau, Clara Bourreau, Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2010

Hortense hatches a plan to fight back at her brother's exploitation of Le Paradis, while Rose deals with a startling revelation when she questions the madam about her mother.

star 8.22
120 votes
Writers: Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2010

After learning that one of the girls has been attacked, Vera causes outrage by inciting a strike at Le Paradis. Rose manages to evade a trap set for her, while Hortense's control of the business is challenged

star 8.20
187 votes
Writers: Anne Viau, Clara Bourreau, Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

A rival pimp known as the Butcher becomes concerned that Mosca's control of the city is becoming too great and storms into La Paradis when he is away, murders Valentine and takes the girls hostage. On his return Mosca is left with no choice but to embark on a bloody showdown with his rival.

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2010

Rose's discovery of an old photo of her mother fuels her quest for the truth, while Hortense's scheming brother Pierre approaches Vera with an offer she cannot refuse

star 7.98
151 votes
Writers: Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 7

#6 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 25, 2010

Pierre's wife turns up at Le Paradis in search of revenge, and when a tussle with Vera ends in tragedy her husband is willing to go to any lengths to cover it up

star 7.96
91 votes
Writers: Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 6

#7 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2010

Hortense is angered by her brother's continued exploitation of Le Paradis, so when he invites wealthy clients to the brothel, she orders the women to remain in their rooms. Rose cuts all ties with her fiance and searches for the truth about her mother's death, discovering she was close to madame

star 7.94
121 votes
Writers: Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2010

Owner Hortense is engaged in a constant effort to stop her girls from escaping, a local crook is after her money and she is also about to lose her star employee Vera - who is leaving to become the official mistress of Baron du Plessis. Meanwhile, country girl Rose arrives in search of her mother, a former prostitute.

star 7.94
223 votes
Writers: Anne Viau, Clara Bourreau, Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2010

Hortense's detested brother Pierre Gaillac takes control of Le Paradis and puts an end to the strike before trying to subdue Rose, who is having difficulty adjusting to her new life. The little calm he creates is shattered when Vera sees a jewel that used to be belong to her lover around fellow prostitute Angele's neck.

star 7.60
236 votes
Writers: Eric Benzekri, Jean-Baptiste Delafon
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

Rose is disillusioned with life at Le Paradis, but finds a confidant in the form of the in-house doctor, who sees her as more than just a disposable pleasure. Meanwhile, a gang of cat burglars has been terrorising Paris and suspicions fall on the brothel's charismatic new proprietor Louis Mosca when he and his associates buy the girls lavish goods.

star 7.44
9 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 4

#11 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 11, 2013

A prostitute is found beaten to death and Mosca arranges a showdown with the suspected culprits, the two disgruntled brothers of murdered pimp Corentin. Meanwhile, Vera tells Jeanne she is her mother and was forced to give her away when she was 20

star 7.44
9 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 7

#12 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

Mosca confronts Kertel after hearing that his business partner has gone behind his back and taken over several streets in the Paris suburb of Pigalle. With tensions fraught, friendships in tatters and the vice squad closing in - not to mention one of the girls being struck down with syphilis - the future of Le Paradis hangs in the balance

star 7.11
9 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 3

#13 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 11, 2013

A street pimp's prostitutes are left without work after his murder and Rose pleads with Mosca to take them on. However, La Paradis's new proprietor spots a more lucrative opportunity when a businessman named Antonettii asks him if he has a dozen girls he can take to South America to work in a house in Buenos Aires. Rose is furious when she finds out about the deal, fearing that Antonetti is just a conman and the women will end up as slave workers.

star 7.10
10 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

Mosca and Rose sleep together and their relationship quickly intensifies as they conspire to rob politician Lubek. Chief Commissioner Torcy tells the brothel owner that the vice squad will leave him in peace in exchange for a hefty sum and information about the Le Paradis's wealthy and politically influential clients.

star 6.88
8 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 1

#15 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

The return of the French costume drama set in a 19th-century Parisian brothel. It is 1873 and Le Paradis is now collectively managed by its prostitutes and enjoying commercial success once again, but the vice squad wants to put an end to its revival in fortunes and pushes for a return to public morality. Meanwhile, flamboyant gangster Louis Mosca is eager to invest and establish his quarters at the brothel.

star 6.82
11 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

Mosca plans a potentially lucrative robbery, but his world collapses around him as Rose makes a shock announcement and Kertel conspires against him.

star 6.75
8 votes
Writers: Cécile Ducrocq, Franck Philippon