Portraits of Mistresses

a film by Rocco Labbé

14 min - 2013 - France

In the lively, glamourous and extravagant city of Paris at the end of the XIXth century, four gentlemen are drinking and smoking. Each one recalls an either touching, comic or tragic story of a woman he loved. Through those lovely portraits of mistresses each one confesses his deep failure.

Rocco Labbé
Rocco Labbé lives and works in Paris. Reader for Europa Corp, then, SND Films, he is also a writer for Les Fiches du Cinéma. He has directed two short films, Berlinoises in 2011 (Best European Independant Film - ECU) and Portraits of Mistresses in 2013. He is currently working on his first feature, "Laminés".

Diligence Films
Funded in 2010 by Julien Rouch and Damien Couvreur (Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère grant in 2010), Diligence Films is a feature films and short films production company. They’ve produced the two short films by Rocco Labbé, Berliners and Portraits of Mistresses. They are currently in production of the second feature by Frédéric Mermoud, Moka, that will be shot in 2014.


Directed by: Rocco Labbé
Written by : Rocco Labbé, adapted from Charles Baudelaire’s short story, in "Le Spleen de Paris"
Produced by: Julien Rouch - Diligence Films
Cast: Frédéric Pierrot, Grégory Gadebois, Xavier Gallais, Pierre Baux