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Boccaccio '70
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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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Romy is the best See more (16 total) »

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)
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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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Color (Technicolor/Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Federico Fellini's segment, "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio", was his first work in color.See more »
Movie Connections:
References La Dolce Vita (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Riffa Cha ChaSee more »

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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Romy is the best, 17 November 2003
Author: Gigi-83

I've seen "Boccaccio" just few days ago and so I can express my fresh opinion of it. And I have seen FOUR segments of it - including "Renzo e Luciana" of Monicelli which is quite good. It puts some accent on social criticism and tells about young consorts that due to their poverty and constrained conditions have to bear many difficulties in their family life. The second of Fellini I almost forced myself to look to the end - I'm not fond of big bust and hips like ones of Ekberg. This segment seemed to me too flashy and tasteless (just imagine the plump Cupidon with the silky wings and nuns in the paper burlesque frock)though it's main idea concerning with the sexual complexes that obsess the most convinced moralists is very clear. I regret to write this as I didn't expect such a disappointment from Fellini whom I esteem much for his wonderful "Le notti di Cabiria". The third segment - 'Il Lavoro" ( The job) - is the most exquisite, thoughtful, plastic and stylish. Here Visconti tried to subject to his rigorous analysis the question of what lies in the base of a modern marriage. It's also the story of a young well-off little woman ( Romy Schneider) that one day faces the necessity of earning money by her own (thanks to her light-minded husband's behavior) and understand that she has nothing to offer in this men's world except her body. Romy dressed up by Chanel is very sexual (but when I use this word it means something very far from vulgar, something surrounded with the mist of secret and desire) and touching; after the number of the roles of cheerful ingenuous girls she for the first time found the image suiting her real abilities and qualities. The forth segment is "La riffa" (The raffle) be de Sica. De Sica made some good film in the time of realism but then yielded to the commercial cinema and seemed to be unable for the more or less significant criticism. Thus his segment is very light and benevolent with a lot of spicy humor and a lot of Loren

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