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Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM |  

In 1917 New Orleans, photographer Ernest J. Bellocq goes to the red-light district to document the last days of legal prostitution. At the home of Madame Nell, he meets a prostitute named Hattie and her 12-year-old daughter, Violet, who is captivated by him. A few months later, when Hattie marries and moves away, leaving the Violet behind, Nell is preparing to auction off the little girl's virginity...

Starring: Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Frances Faye, Antonio Fargas
Directed by: Louis Malle
Produced by: Louis Malle


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