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26 June 1962 (USA) See more »
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The First 3-Act Motion Picture Ever Presented! See more »
Plot:
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Marisa Solinas ... Luciana (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Germano Gilioli ... Renzo (segment "Renzo e Luciana")

Anita Ekberg ... Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Peppino De Filippo ... Dr. Antonio Mazzuolo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")

Romy Schneider ... Pupe (segment "Il lavoro")

Tomas Milian ... Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)
Romolo Valli ... Lawyer Zacchi (segment "Il lavoro")

Sophia Loren ... Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Luigi Giuliani ... Gaetano (segment "La riffa")
Alfio Vita ... Cuspet (segment "La riffa")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ... Commendatore La Pappa (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Nando Angelini ... Man Winning a Bottle (segment "La riffa") (uncredited)
Silvio Bagolini ... Secretary of Monsignore (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Ciccio Barbi ... Engineer in the Car (uncredited)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico ... (segment "Renzo e Luciana") (uncredited)
Donatella Della Nora ... Donatella - Mazzuolo's Sister (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Valerio Fioravanti ... Child (episode "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Giacomo Furia ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Giuliano Gemma ... Hercules (uncredited)
Amedeo Girardi ... (segment "Il lavoro") (uncredited)
Valentino Macchi ... Friend of Man Winning a Bottle (segment "La riffa") (uncredited)
Dante Maggio ... Foreman (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... Secretary of La Pappa (uncredited)
Mario Passante ... Sacristan (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Polidor ... Foreman (uncredited)
Alfredo Rizzo ... Foreman (uncredited)
Amerigo Santarelli ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni det dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Archie Savage ... Black Tourist (uncredited)
Alberto Sorrentino ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Paolo Stoppa ... Lawyer Alcamo (segment "Il lavoro") (uncredited)

Directed by
Vittorio De Sica (segment "La riffa")
Federico Fellini (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Mario Monicelli (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Luchino Visconti (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giovanni Arpino  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Italo Calvino  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Suso Cecchi D'Amico  segments "Renzo e Luciana" and "Il lavoro"
Federico Fellini  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Ennio Flaiano  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Mario Monicelli  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Goffredo Parise  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" (as G. Parise)
Tullio Pinelli  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Brunello Rondi  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" (as B. Rondi)
Luchino Visconti  segment "Il lavoro"
Cesare Zavattini  segment "La riffa"

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Carlo Ponti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota (segments "Il lavoro" and "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Armando Trovajoli (segment "La riffa")
Piero Umiliani (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli (segments "La riffa" and "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Armando Nannuzzi (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Giuseppe Rotunno (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (as L. Cattozzo)
Adriana Novelli (segments "La riffa" and "Renzo e Luciana")
Mario Serandrei (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Production Design by
Elio Costanzi (segment "La riffa")
Mario Garbuglia (segment "Il lavoro")
Piero Gherardi (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Piero Zuffi (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 
Production Management
Sante Chimirri .... production manager
Alfredo Melidoni .... production manager
Lucio Orlandini .... production manager
Ugo Tucci .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Maffei .... assistant director (segment "Renzo e Luciana") (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Zuffi .... costume designer: segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Piero Tosi .... costume designer: segment "Il lavoro" (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cesare Zavattini .... original idea
Alighiero Noschese .... voice dubbing: Giusva Fioravanti (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Argentina:205 min | Germany:125 min (3 episodes) (cut) | Netherlands:158 min (3 episodes) | USA:150 min (3 episodes) (cut) | France:150 min (3 episodes) (cut) | 208 min (4 episodes)
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In Federico Fellini' segment, one of the scouts receiving an award is called Otello Martelli, the name of the cinematographer of the segment.See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
temptations and taboos, 7 October 2001
Author: rogierr from Amsterdam, Netherlands

These three directors definitely distinguish themselves here from each other without being cocky. Well, Fellini and Ekberg may be VERY audacious, but that just adds positively to his work in my opinion. In his segment 'The temptations of Dr. Antonio' is enough material to fill an entire feature. It brings big fun and surrealism in a story about a very BIG billboard with a picture of Anita Ekberg on it holding a glass of milk. A moralistic guy (censor?) who lives right in front of the billboard (and BTW gets a very funny introduction in the film) can't accept the supposedly scandalous picture and takes action. After seeing it, I couldn't get this tune out of my head: 'Bevete piu latte' (you must drink milk) which is a commercial tune for the billboard. It is all very carnavalesque, versatile and entertaining. It's a pity Giuseppe Rotunno (Amarcord, Città delle donne, il Gattopardo, Carnal Knowledge) didn't dignify this segment with his cinematography (as he DID with Visconti's poetic segment which has a much more distinct atmosphere and has less special effects).

The common factor between the three segments is a (light) moral discussion about what sexual borders people can have and what must occur to make them actually think about it. Where exactly lies the border of your taboos? The film is also watchable as plain entertainment, for the three starring ladies are captivating and intense here (though in general I don't like Ekberg that much). Romy Scheider played a girl in the silly 'Sissy' (1955-57), but is already glorious with her subtle impression in this segment of a mature lady who gets double-crossed by her fiancee and takes revenge.

I didn't see the segment 'Renzo e Luciana' unfortunately, because it was unavailable :(, but I guess I liked Fellini's part best and De Sica's least (as most of his work): De Sica had some better short films in 'Ieri, oggi, domani' (1963, all starring Sophia Loren). Or it could be that I liked the first two segments best, because there was Nino Rota's (Godfather, Amarcord) score under them. De Sica's segment is just not interesting in any way. Nevertheless this is a triptych of the highest order: underrated.

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