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Vanessa (1977)

X | | Drama | April 1977 (USA)
Olivia Pascal stars as Vanessa who was raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Due to an inheritance she travels to Hong Kong to find out the inheritance is a chain of bordellos... See full summary »

Director:

Hubert Frank

Writer:

Kurt Nachmann (as Joos De Ridder)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Pascal ... Vanessa
Anton Diffring ... Kenneth / Major (as Anthony Diffring)
Günter Clemens Günter Clemens ... Adrian / plantation administrator
Uschi Zech Uschi Zech ... Jackie / Anthony's niece-Cle's sister
Eva Eden Eva Eden ... Clé / Kenneth's wife-Jackie's sister
Tom Garven Tom Garven ... Prinz Bandor / taxi driver-magician
Eva Leuze Eva Leuze ... Tai-Neh / Adrian's servant / mistress
Astrid Boner Astrid Boner ... Oberin (as Astrid Bohner)
Gisela Krauss Gisela Krauss ... Hilda
Peter M. Krueger Peter M. Krueger ... Anthony / Richard's attorney (as Peter M. Krüger)
Henry Heller Henry Heller
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Storyline

Olivia Pascal stars as Vanessa who was raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Due to an inheritance she travels to Hong Kong to find out the inheritance is a chain of bordellos. She soon has trouble coping with her inheritance as she is thrust into her new world of carnal delights. Written by Ørnås

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She starts where Emmanuelle left off [UK]

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lisa-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jackie: All religious writings are pornographic.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and 1986 video releases were cut by 4 mins 53 secs by the BBFC with heavy edits to a whipping and bondage scene. The 2008 Severin DVD is the full uncut print. See more »


Soundtracks

Vanessa
Written and Performed by Orchester Gerhard Heinz (as Movie Tune Orchestra)
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Among the better films of its kind
7 August 2000 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I like 1970's European soft-core movies so much more than what passes for that genre today. They made real movies (with a lot of nudity) which had actual plots (even if those plots were designed to lead to the nudity). Today's films are, or seem to be, just heavily edited hard-core porno films. Back then, they would photograph real live women, rather than today's cement-like mounds of silicone. Okay, about "Vanessa". The star, Olivia Pascal, was very beautiful, exuding an innocent charm that really helps a sex movie. She could have benefitted, I thought, though, from a quick armpit shave. She wasn't terribly furry there, though, so that wasn't too jarring. The film had a lot of good shots of Hong Kong. Here's the scorecard: 16 breasts, 6 butts, and 6 pubic hair shots. However, I saw the version cut down by about 15 minutes for American cable TV. (I taped this movie about 10 years ago.) I'd really like to know what all was cut. Overall, among the better films of its kind.


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