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Sex, Lies and Renaissance (1983)
"Fanny Hill" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 July 1983 (West Germany)
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Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many ... See full summary »

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Fanny Hill (as Lisa Raines)
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Mr. Edward Widdlecome
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Mr. John Barville (as Wilfred Hyde White)
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Mrs. Cole
Alfred Marks ...
Lecher
Paddie O'Neil ...
Mrs. Brown (as Paddy O'Neil)
Barry Stokes ...
Charles (as Jonathan York)
Maria Harper ...
Phoebe
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Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself and find happiness in life once again. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Fanny Hill - Die Memoiren eines Freudenmädchens  »

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Final film of Wilfrid Hyde-White. See more »

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All the prostitutes have clean shaven armpits. Prostitutes of the time had armpit hair because it suggests pubic hair. See more »

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Version of Fanny Hill (1995) See more »

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Fanny Poer
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Music by Carolan
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Great Movie
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a good and entertaining movie! A great movie. The first thing that comes to most people's mind is the erotic nature of the movie, with lots of sex and nudity. They would not be wrong, with lots of sexual implications, male and female nudity, and sometimes quite explicit, but this is not a hardcore movie. And in Lisa (Raines) Foster, an extremely beautiful actress. But let's look at the whole movie.

First, the story, from John Cleland's once banned (and still is in some countries) book has a good story, and probably had some truth in his days. A young girl coming to misfortune after the death of her parents, eventually finding happiness.

Second, the film itself was well shot, well lit, good scenery, with a good accuracy of the period, follows quite well the spirit of the novel. Well done.

Third, actors and actresses. Well known stars such as Oliver Reed, Shelley Winter, Wilfred Hyde-White) contributed interesting characters, I guess to give gravitas to the movie to the relative unknown star, Lisa (Raines) Foster and to encourage cinema goers. I have not seen anything she has done apart from this role, and I thought she was excellent, and I am not referring to the nudity, which is not shocking, although she is extremely beautiful with a very pretty and well defined face, great eyes. It seems to me that she could act, she was serious, she was funny, involved, emotional. She clearly carried the movie, and did not need the stars (although they were amusing) It is a pity that she has not acted in more roles after this. I see in her IMDb entry that she has left acting and now into directing, well done. Does anyone know her email? I would certainly like to wish her luck.

I believe that this movie has been a good contribution to the erotic genre. Over twenty years old and it still captures my imagination and attention. I have bought the DVD and so should you.


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