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Boccaccio '70 (1962)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  26 June 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marisa Solinas ...
Luciana (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Germano Gilioli ...
Renzo (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
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Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Peppino De Filippo ...
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)
Romolo Valli ...
Lawyer Zacchi (segment "Il lavoro")
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Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Luigi Giuliani ...
Gaetano (segment "La riffa")
Alfio Vita ...
Cuspet (segment "La riffa")
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Storyline

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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26 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boccaccio '70  »

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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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Legata a un granello di sabbia
Written by Nico Fidenco
Performed by Nico Fidenco
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Quality in this Italian film!
30 July 2001 | by (Tyler, TX USA) – See all my reviews

What superlatives can really be added to the directors of this film that haven't already been used! Certainly, too, the acting is top rate. Loosely "based upon the 'Tales of the Decameron' written by Boccaccio," this film "updates" (from 14th century!)and brings alive the passion, the tragedy, the humor that Boccaccio and friends sought to "while away their time as the Plague ravaged Florence below"! Certainly any film that features Signorina Loren can't be all bad; ditto with Eckberg and Schneider--what a lovely trinity! Alas, seeing this film today is very, very difficult, as it hasn't been released for general consumption (as far as I know). Pity. It's a great film, even after 39 years!


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