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 »
Pier Paolo Pasolini
One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on ... See full summary »
A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police... See full summary »
This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »
Pasolini dared to show the medieval era as extremely dirty, indecent, vulgar
This is the second in Pasolini's series of setting classic bawdy tales to film In this case, he selected eight of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, including the infamous miller's tale and the incident with the red hot poker kiss
The tales revolve around a group of pilgrims who are journeying to the shrine of Saint Thomas a Becket of Canterbury The trip is so boring that they begin telling each other stories that soon get obscene, gory and very sexy Pasolini adds another motif to his visualization by placing Chaucer himself into the movie, periodically cutting to him writing at his desk...
Pasolini inserts pleasure and amusement at social customs, especially marriage Some of the stories are funny, others are deadly serious The scene where a young man is burned for making love to another of his own sex, for example, is chilling...
In fact, Pasolini's using non professional actors, is more in keeping with the tone of the original than the usual romanticized versions...
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