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Arabian Nights (1974)
"Il fiore delle mille e una notte" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  20 June 1974 (Italy)
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as... See full summary »

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Aziz
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Franco Merli ...
Tessa Bouché ...
Aziza
Ines Pellegrini ...
Zumurrud
Margareth Clémenti ...
Aziz's mother (as Margaret Clementi)
Luigina Rocchi ...
Budur
Alberto Argentino ...
Prince Shahzmah
Francesco Paolo Governale ...
Prince Tagi
Salvatore Sapienza ...
Prince Yunan
Zeudi Biasolo ...
Zeudi
Barbara Grandi
Elisabetta Genovese ...
Munis (as Elisabetta Vito Genovese)
Gioacchino Castellini
Abadit Ghidei ...
Princess Dunya
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon. Written by scgary66

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Pier Paolo Pasolini's Tales of the Arabian Nights


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This film is the final entry in director Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life", following The Decameron (1971) and The Canterbury Tales (1972). See more »

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When Aziz sees Budur for the first time, the moon is waxing or waning. When he returns after two days to sit under her window, the moon is full. See more »

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"Truth lies not in one dream, but in many." - Arabian Nights See more »

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The sexual encounters in the film are strongly uninhibited, but not graphic or explicit...

This film version keeps much of the eroticism in Sir Richard Burton's original translation, which previous movie treatments saw fit to water down… Great care was taken in the details: it was shot on location (Africa and the Middle East) and a dark skinned girl was cast as the princess… The acting is extremely good, and the stories connect in and out in intriguing fashion...

The film selects some of the more popular of the Arabian Nights stories, but intertwines them in strange ways… Like the original, many stories lead into other stories and again into others…

One of the most erotic sequences is when two supernatural beings decide to play a trick on a virginal girl and boy… The beings make each young person seduce the other while he or she is asleep… In another scene, one of the heroes finds himself in a pool with a group of very pretty, very nude Arabian women, who tease and tickle him into an intense joy…


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