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Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 June 1962 (USA)
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »

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Luciana (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Germano Gilioli ...
Renzo (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
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Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
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Dr. Antonio Mazzuolo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
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Pupe (segment "Il lavoro")
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Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)
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Lawyer Zacchi (segment "Il lavoro")
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Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Luigi Giuliani ...
Gaetano (segment "La riffa")
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Cuspet (segment "La riffa")
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Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A billboard of Anita Ekberg provocatively selling milk gives a prudish crusader for public decency more than he can handle. The wife of a count whose escapades with call girls make the front page of the papers decides to work to prove her independence, but what is she qualified to do? A buxom carnival-booth manager who owes back taxes offers herself for one night in a lottery: a nerdy sacristan and a jealous cowboy make for a lovers' triangle. In each, women take charge, but not always happily. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Federico Fellini's segment, "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio", was his first work in color. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Riffa Cha Cha
Written by Nora Orlandi - Armando Trovajoli
Performed by Nora Orlandi
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Italian Anthology
19 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A billboard of Anita Ekberg provocatively selling milk gives a prudish crusader for public decency more than he can handle. The wife of a count whose escapades with call girls make the front page of the papers decides to work to prove her independence, but what is she qualified to do? A buxom carnival-booth manager who owes back taxes offers herself for one night in a lottery: a nerdy sacristan and a jealous cowboy make for a lovers' triangle. In each, women take charge, but not always happily.

Fellini's "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" (the second story) is really the highlight of the film. It could have been released separately and done very well, with its memorable sparring of a prudish doctor and a 50-foot woman (Anita Ekberg) who threatens to disrobe in public. The music in that section is also the best, with the children singing a milk jingle.

Part one is also strong, and speaks of a forbidden lower-class (or working-class) romance, and part three is alright. Part four is almost an afterthought, in that the movie is over two hours at that point and viewers would have already decided if they were fans or not.


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