Pleasure Party

Overview

This uncomfortably voyeuristic Claude Chabrol effort was released in France as Une Partie De Plaisir. The story, which is little more than an elongated anecdote, details the destruction of a marriage at the hands of a domineering husband. To fully appreciate the perversity of Chabrol's concept, it should be noted that the leading character, Paul Gegauff, is playing "himself," and that Gegauff's ex-wife Danielle is costarred as his beleaguered bride. Even allowing for dramatic license, Gegauff comes off as a ...
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Overview

This uncomfortably voyeuristic Claude Chabrol effort was released in France as Une Partie De Plaisir. The story, which is little more than an elongated anecdote, details the destruction of a marriage at the hands of a domineering husband. To fully appreciate the perversity of Chabrol's concept, it should be noted that the leading character, Paul Gegauff, is playing "himself," and that Gegauff's ex-wife Danielle is costarred as his beleaguered bride. Even allowing for dramatic license, Gegauff comes off as a hateful brute; Curiously, he was murdered several years later by his second wife (Chabrol didn't get a chance to film that one). Interestingly, Chabrol had used the name "Paul" for many of the disruptive gadfly characters in his earlier films. Piece of Pleasure was also issued to some English-speaking markets as Pleasure Party.
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Special Features

Rare audio interview with Claude Chabrol; Extensive production notes; Trailer; Biographies; Still gallery; Audio commentary; Languages: French, Spanish, English subtitles On/Off; Letterboxed
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2004
  • UPC: 825307907391
  • Original Release: 1975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Language: Français, Español
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,626

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Gégauff Philippe
Danielle Gegauff Esther
Clemence Gégauff Elise
Paula Moore Sylvia Murdoch
Michel Valette Katkof
Pierre Santini Friend
Cecile Vassort Annie
Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director
Jacques Gaillard Editor
Paul Gégauff Screenwriter
Pierre Jansen Score Composer
Jean Rabier Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [3:08]
2. Chapter 2 [5:19]
3. Chapter 3 [6:39]
4. Chapter 4 [7:50]
5. Chapter 5 [7:44]
6. Chapter 6 [5:38]
7. Chapter 7 [6:03]
8. Chapter 8 [4:00]
9. Chapter 9 [8:36]
10. Chapter 10 [6:41]
11. Chapter 11 [4:38]
12. Chapter 12 [1:10]
13. Chapter 13 [1:50]
14. Chapter 14 [4:20]
15. Chapter 15 [4:02]
16. Chapter 16 [5:47]
17. Chapter 17 [1:52]
18. Chapter 18 [5:17]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selections
   Special Features
      Trailer
      Biographies
         Claude Chabrol (Director)
         Paul Gegauff (Writer & Lead Actor)
      Still Gallery
      Interview With Claude Chabrol
         Play Interview
      Film Notes
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary: By Film Critic Dan Yakir and Screenwriter Rie Menello: On
         Audio Commentary: By Film Critic Dan Yakir and Screenwriter Rie Menello: Off
   Audio/Subtitles Setup
      Audio Language: French
      Audio Language: Spanish
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Production Credits
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