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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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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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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 »
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Legata a un granello di sabbiaSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Modern Eros, 13 July 2012
Author: valadas from Portugal

Boccacio was a 14th century Italian poet, storyteller and humanist who among other works wrote "Decameron", a collection of licentious stories which is very much appreciated even nowadays. In 1962 four great Italian film directors (Monicelli, Fellini, Visconti and de Sica) made this movie in four episodes (each one by one of them) inspired on the same theme of Bocaccio's work i.e. erotic love in our times under several of its forms: marital, repressed, adulterous and paid for. It combines Monicelli's humour with Fellini's symbolism, Visconti's psychological realism and de Sica's social and moral satire. In my opinion the best episode is de Sica's one, the story of a beautiful woman (Sophia Loren) who runs a shooting sideshow in a funfair. The less good is perhaps Visconti's one story of a rich couple whose wife revenges herself of her husband's infidelity in a curious and elegant way because of somewhat dull dialogues which is however compensated by the gorgeous interior sceneries of the palace where his episode takes place like he has already made us familiar with in some of his other movies. All the episodes combine humour, sensuality and light drama in balanced doses and will undoubtedly please the viewers.

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