Paprika (1991 film)

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Paprika FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tinto Brass
Written by Tinto Brass
Bernardino Zapponi
Starring Debora Caprioglio
Stéphane Ferrara
Martine Brochard
Stéphane Bonnet
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Silvano Ippoliti
Release date
  • 13 February 1991 (1991-02-13)
Running time
111 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Paprika is a 1991 Italian film directed by Tinto Brass. The film is loosely based on John Cleland's novel Fanny Hill, first published in 1748.

It was remade as an explicit pornographic film by Joe D'Amato in 1995.[1]


In 1958, on the verge of the Merlin Law that makes brothels illegal, Mimma (Debora Caprioglio), a young country girl, comes to town and decides to work as a prostitute in order to help her fiancé get the money to start their own business, and is given the name Paprika at Madame Collette's (Martine Brochard) house. Once her fiancé betrays her, Mimma gives up her original ambitions and decides to become a career prostitute. In the process, she loses any sense of self-confidence and self-respect, but eventually she finds redemption, wealth, and her one true love.


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