Tinto Brass, Italy, 1991, Cult Epics, Cult

“Italian director Tinto Brass is most associated with the controversies surrounding SALON KITTY and CALIGULA. Brass went on to develop a reputation as Europe’s premier eroticist: an unusual prospect for those only familiar with the base, grotesque sexual spectacle of his cult hits. Inspired by the erotic odyssey of Fanny Hill, Brass revisits the days of his youth in the 1950s, before Italian government moralizing closed a flourishing brothel society.” (Robert Cettl, Letterboxd)

A young country girl (voluptuous Deborah Caprioglio) takes a job in a brothel, in order to get her fiancée money to start his own business. In her new-found work of pleasure, the girl’s life turns into sleaze and degradation as she is nicknamed “Paprika” by the madam of the establishment...

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  • 116 min.
  • Color
  • 1.66:1


  • DCP