5.6/10
2,607
9 user 11 critic

Paprika (1991)

Unrated | | Drama | 13 February 1991 (Italy)
A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.

Director:

Tinto Brass
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A happily married 24-year-old woman who experiences an inexplicable, rather restless craving to finally live her life intensely, retells her extra-marital escapades to her husband intending to spice up their marriage.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A troubled college professor becomes obsessed with the idea that his emotionally distant wife is having an affair with his invalid father.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia
Fallo! (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Tinto Brass - The maestro of Italian erotica is back! Lies, subterfuge, betrayal and mischief - FALLO! is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti, William De Vito
Tra(sgre)dire (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, Carla rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. There she meet the lesbian hyper-horny real estate agent Moira.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi
Miranda (1985)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this erotic comedy, Miranda is the landlady of a small country tavern who is looking for a husband, and tries out a variety of men for size.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Serena Grandi, Andrea Occhipinti, Franco Interlenghi
Monamour (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An attractive, yet neglected housewife will have a scandalous affair behind her husband's back at Mantua's renowned literary festival.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Jimskaia, Riccardo Marino, Max Parodi
The Key (1983)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1940s Venice, after twenty years of marriage, a Professor and his younger wife witness the passion wane. Now, all that remains is to confess the rousing thoughts to an elaborate diary hoping to break free from ties and inhibitions.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

This film is a series of letters, photos and video cassettes which women often send in to certain newspapers. By visualizing their story-telling (the name given by the psychologists to ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Tinto Brass, Cinzia Roccaforte, Cristina Rinaldi
Senso '45 (2002)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the wife of a high ranking Fascist official starts a dangerous, self-destructive relationship with a duplicitous S.S. Officer.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko, Franco Branciaroli
Kick the Cock (2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Kick the Cock is an old Dutch saying, meaning Peek in the Kitchen.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Tinto Brass, Angelita Franco
Capriccio (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After the renewed flings with their former lovers prove to be disastrously unlike the romantic memories, an unfaithful couple returns to each other.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Nicola Warren, Francesca Dellera, Andy J. Forest
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debora Caprioglio ... Paprika
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... Rocco
Martine Brochard ... Madame Collette
Stéphane Bonnet Stéphane Bonnet ... Franco
Rossana Gavinel Rossana Gavinel ... Gina
Renzo Rinaldi Renzo Rinaldi ... Conte Bastiano
Nina Soldano Nina Soldano ... Giornalista
Clara Algranti Clara Algranti ... Sciura Angelina
Luciana Cirenei Luciana Cirenei ... Donna Olimpia
John Steiner ... Principe Ascanio
Valentine Demy Valentine Demy ... Beba
Luigi Laezza Luigi Laezza ... Nino
Riccardo Garrone ... Zio
Paul Muller ... Milvio
Clarita Gatto
Edit

Storyline

In 1950s Italy, just before the ban of brothels, Mimma, a young and innocent country girl, reluctantly accepts to work as a prostitute and become Paprika, in the hope of raising enough money to finance her boyfriend. However, before long, Paprika will learn to enjoy her disreputable, yet very profitable occupation, working her way up one client at a time, as she journeys from one brothel to another in the bustling city of Rome. But in the end, despite Paprika's stormy, still, prosperous voyage of self-discovery, experience and sexual liberation, there is still one thing missing: the great mystery of true love. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Tinto Brass re-opens the closed houses!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 February 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Paprika, Life in a Brothel See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tinto Brass originally planned this film as a straightforward adaptation of John Cleland's "Fanny Hill", but after a number of years in development hell, he rewrote the screenplay and updated the setting to 1950s Italy. Still, the film manages to stay more faithful to Cleland's novel than most 'official' adaptations. See more »

Quotes

Paprika: Life is short, but pussy is eternal!
See more »

Connections

Version of Fanny Hill (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The sexiest film by Tinto Brass
26 September 2000 | by EFWSee all my reviews

The movie does have a plot that traces the adventures of a young prostitute. But do people really watch and rewatch this movie for its plot? I doubt it very much! The main reason to watch this movie is young Deborah Caprioglio, photographed from every angle at the peak of her voluptuous beauty. She is breathtakingly beautiful, and Tinto Brass's light-hearted eroticism found its most memorable protagonist. The actress continues to make movies, but nothing measures up to the visual impact of this film.


34 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed