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Netflix announced today the global premiere date for French biopic Madame Claude and released a trailer for the film.

Madame Claude
Karole Rocher as Madame Claude — Photo courtesy of Netflix

Set in 1960s Paris, Madame Claude stars César Awards nominee Karole Rocher (Braquo, Polisse) as the eponymous brothel owner née Fernande Grudet.

After working as a prostitute, she fashions herself as Madame Claude and establishes her exclusive brothel business, which caters to the wealthy, the influential, and the powerful. Amongst her clientele are heads of state, business tycoons, award-winning actors, and members France’s secret service and intelligence organizations — for whom she also serves as an informant. As such, her influence extends far beyond the world of sex work.

But then an affluent young woman threatens to change everything.

Written and directed by Cannes Film Festival awards nominee Sylvie Verheyde (Confession of a Child of the Century), the film features Garance Marillier (Ad Vitam), Roschdy Zem (Les sauvages), Pierre Deladonchamps (Wonderland), Paul Hamy (Suzanne), Mylène Jampanoï (Martyrs), Hafsia Herzi (Tu mérites un amour), Annabelle Belmondo (Dawn Chorus), Liah O’Prey (The Eddy), Benjamin Biolay (The Eddy), and Philippe Rebbot (Vernon Subutex).

Madame Claude, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 2, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now on the film’s Netflix page.)


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Madame Claude: Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Biopic About Famous French Brothel Owner
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