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Release Date:
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

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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Trivia:
When Mario Monicelli's segment, "Renzo e Luciana", was cut, producer Carlo Ponti offered to finance Monicelli's film as a full-length feature on its own. This was never made. This segment was apparently cut because Monicelli had promised to deliver a "major American star" but failed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Carmen di Trastevere (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
'I te vurria vasa'See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Boccaccio '70, 6 December 2012
Author: junkielee from Cairo, Egypt

A quartet mini-features from the 4 most prestigious Italian directors must be a rare treat for aficionados, but since shorts sometimes has been designed to experiment maestro's more daring or outlandish innovation, so a 1+1<2 formula is well acceptable for the viewers at least.

Act 1, Monicelli's amiable modern tale of a pair of young newlyweds working in the same factory while conceiving their nuptial facts since it breaches the unfeeling regulation. Monicelli's devotion and affection to the general mass is ubiquitous, the camera follows intimately to record the lovebirds' daily work, diversion and quagmire, and the bittersweet ending is unerringly sanguine which should be the bloodline runs inside the Italian lineage.

Act 2, Fellini's ever-first colour endeavour, surrealistic, sumptuous and luscious fantasy of a moral watchdog's eventual relinquishment towards a sexy bomb (an enormous 50 feet-tall Anita Ekberg), a female-exploitation gag which is constantly overplayed (not inclusively) in Fellini's canon. But visually, Fellini's manoeuvre of projecting different proportioned characters (creates two identical settings with different sizes) is quite nimble without exposing any shoddy clues (except the forged beasts, which is a buzzkill).

Act3, Visconti's pleonastic noble Count whose brothel scandal evokes a major crisis with his wealthy but vindictive wife, a higher-tier pastiche ends up with a sloppy reference of a disparaging stinking rich's gauche prostitute fetish. At any rate Romy Schneider is the best thing in it, pairs with a well-suited Tomas Milian, presents a paragon of bourgeois vulnerability and emptiness.

Act 4, another "prostitute" farce in a rural background, De Sica seduces the world with Sophia Loren's vulgar and crude beauty, a sultry whore will spend one night with the man who guess right of the lottery number, but it turns out to be a mental masturbation joke, quite tedious and a bit offensive.

Apparently this is another patchy miscellany doesn't live up to the test of the time, Monicelli's neo-realistic part (which suspiciously is taken out completely in the original US release) is the standout and quite a pity it didn't make up to a feature-length piece of work which producer Carlo Ponti had promised then.

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