Onesumore: French Biographical-Drama ‘Madame Claude’ is Coming to Netflix in April 2021

Arriving on Netflix in April 2020 is the first film in almost 40 years that will take the incredible life of the famous French brothel Madame Claude. We’ve got everything you need to know about the French biopic drama, including plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Madame Claude is an upcoming French original biographical drama from Netflix directed by Sylvie Verheyde and based on the life of Madame Claude, the most famous French guardian brother. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, several films were based on Madame Claude, but it took almost 40 years for another adaptation.

Upon release, Madame Claude will be the first French original film on Netflix in 2021.


When is the Madame Claude Netflix release date?

Madame Claude will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix on Friday April 2, 2021.

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What is the plot of Madame Claude?

Madame Claude, owner of a flourishing brothel in the 1960s, Paris holds power and influence over the French criminal and political worlds. But her hold on her Empire is threatened by a wealthy young woman who joins her ranks.

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The Claudettes of Madame Claude


Who are the actors of Madame Claude?

Lead and supporting cast have been confirmed to star in Madame Claude:

Role Cast member Where have I seen / heard them before?
Fernande Grudet / Madame Claude Karole Rocher Polishes | Paris la Blanche | Braqui
Jo Attia Roschdy Zem Cold daylight | Chocolate | Bad faith
Sidonie Garance Marillier gross | A life | Pompey
TBA Pierre Deladonchamps Stranger by the lake | Sorry Angel | A child
TBA Annabelle belmondo * beginner at Madame Claude *
TBA Hafsia Herzi You deserve a love | French | Couscous
TBA Josephine de La Baume Bodyguard of the Hitman | Rush | One day
TBA Mylène Jampanoï Martyrs | Hereafter | 36
Physio at Castel Lucile Jaillant White House Farm | Olivia | Call my agent!
Virginia Liah O’Prey Mary Queen of Scots | Black snow | Bad Land: Road to Fury
André Paul Hamy The ornithologist | 9 fingers | Sibyl
Italian man Lorenzo harani The ABC Murders | Clem | The traveler
The shop client Aleksandra yermak Cold war | Body | Inhuman resources
the envisaged girl Mathilde Moigno Cain | The hunt | Just a Gigolo
Lola Lea Rostain Man Up! | For those we loved | UFO (s)

When and where turned to Madame Claude take place?

Principal photography started in early May 2019 and finished after seven weeks of filming June 25, 2019.

The shooting took place in Paris, in various places in Ile-de-France, and finally in the French city of Nice.


Who was the real Madame Claude?

Fernande Grudet or better known as Madame Claude was one of the most powerful and wealthy brothel keepers in Paris, France, in the 1960s.

Creating one of the most exclusive prostitution rings in Paris, its clientele ranged from powerful political figures to celebrities and members of the Mafia. Some clients named by Grudet herself were the Shah of Iran, John F. Kennedy, and former Fiat chief Gianna Agnelli.

Despite her protection as a police informant, her empire began to crumble around her when French judge Jean-Louis Bruguière began to dismantle everything she had built. Prosecuted for 11 million francs in unpaid taxes, Madame Claude fled to Los Angeles.

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Madame Claude in Los Angeles during her self-imposed exile

Madame Claude would later return to France and serve a small prison sentence of four months. After her release from prison, she tried again to create a new prostitution network but was arrested and sentenced to a sentence in Fleury-Mérogis prison.

The former Madame died in Nice on December 19, 2015, at the age of 92.

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Fernande Grudet alias Madame Claude after her arrest in 1990.


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