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The Decameron (1971)
"Il Decameron" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1971 (France)
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An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ciappelletto
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Andreuccio of Perugia
Jovan Jovanovic ...
Rustico (scenes deleted)
Vincenzo Amato ...
Masetto of Lamporecchio
Angela Luce ...
Peronella
Giuseppe Zigaina ...
Monk
Maria Gabriella Maione ...
(as Gabriella Frankel)
Vincenzo Cristo
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Allievo di Giotto (as P.P. Pasolini)
Giorgio Iovine
Salvatore Bilardo
Vincenzo Ferrigno ...
Giannello
Luigi Seraponte
Antonio Diddio
Mirella Catanesi
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An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Ribaldry! Rakes and libertines. Raised skirts and lowered lashes. A blush on every cheek. Pasolini. Filming The Decameron. Bringing life to art...and art to life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sensuality, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Italian censorship visa # 10-7-1971. See more »

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When Caterina sleeps with Riccardo a tan line can be seen on her back left a by bikini top. However the bikini was not in use in 14th century Italy. See more »

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Nine Erotic Tales of Boccaccio
8 March 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the Fourteenth Century, in Italy, nine erotic and (most of them) funny tales of Boccaccio are told in Decameron: 1) A young man is deceived in Naples by a beautiful woman, who tells she is her sister. He is stolen, falls in a cesspool full of excrement, but in the end he receives a reward. 2) A young man simulates being deaf and dumb to get a job in a convent and have intercourse with the nuns. 3) A woman cheats her naive husband. In a holiday, the cuckold arrives earlier at home, and the woman uses her creativity to resolve the situation. 4) A very bad man goes to a village to collect some debts, dies and becomes a saint. 5) An exotic painter arrives in a town to paint the wall of a church. 6) A young woman asks her parents to sleep in the balcony of her house to catch a nightingale. 7) Three brothers eliminate the lover of their sister. 8) Two friends, one of them a priest, arrive at the simple and small home of one of them. Due to the lack of space, the priest proposes to transform the wife of the other guy in a mule to help him in the hard job along the day and become a woman at night. 9) Two friends promise to each other to tell how death is, when the first one dies. The best tales are no. 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8. They are really very funny. Once again Pasolini uses some ham actors and many front male nudity, but at least, most of the stories are good and the location is very realistic, not fancy like in Hollywood movies. I liked it, but religious persons certainly will be shocked with this film. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): `Decameron'


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