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Sex, Lies and Renaissance (1983)

Fanny Hill (original title)
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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Complete credited cast:
Fanny Hill (as Lisa Raines)
Mr. Edward Widdlecome
Mr. John Barville (as Wilfred Hyde White)
Mrs. Cole
Alfred Marks ...
Paddie O'Neil ...
Mrs. Brown (as Paddy O'Neil)
Barry Stokes ...
Charles (as Jonathan York)
Maria Harper ...


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

15 July 1983 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fanny Hill - Die Memoiren eines Freudenmädchens  »

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1.85 : 1
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Final film of Wilfrid Hyde-White. See more »


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


Version of Fanny Hill (1995) See more »


Fanny Poer
Music by Carolan
Arranged by Derek Bell
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this is a great erotic film!
11 October 2005 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

I for one, had a great time with this raunchy film, ever since i first saw it on video back in 1989 (and uncut, to boot!). It was among the first adult films i saw, and even though i've seen many more since, it remains a favorite. Even though it hardly retains any shock value today, it still rises above many so-called erotic thrillers from Hollywood. Lisa Foster is absolutely gorgeous, and there are many scenes with sex and nudity to please all but the most hardened viewer. Plus, it's all done with humor and tongue firmly in cheek (among other places).

Of course, it isn't a perfect film. Some of the comedy seems a bit forced, and there are a few scenes where the direction seems to be too chaste rather than risqué, which is odd for this kind of film (as in Fanny's initial couplings with her prince charming). But the film makes up for it in other scenes.

I don't know about the rest of the world, but this was hugely popular over here in the days of VHS. I have been waiting for a DVD release, and finally i see a DVD on Netflix. but since i don't have access to Netflix, i don't know if this is the full uncut version, or if it is pan-and-scan, etc. if someone can tell me for sure, i'd be really grateful.

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