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Il fiore delle mille e una notte
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Writers:
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Dacia Maraini (script collaboration)
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Release Date:
20 June 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Pier Paolo Pasolini's Tales of the Arabian Nights
Plot:
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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The sexual encounters in the film are strongly uninhibited, but not graphic or explicit... See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ninetto Davoli ... Aziz

Franco Citti ... The Demon
Franco Merli ... Nur Ed Din
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
Christian Aligny (as Christian Alegny)
Salvatore Verdetti ... Barsum
Jocelyne Munchenbach
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Jeanne Gauffin Mathieu
Francelise Noel
Franca Sciutto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Abdulla ... (uncredited)
Fessazion Gherentiel ... Berhane (uncredited)
Giana Idris ... Giana (uncredited)
Mohamed Ali Zedi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
 
Writing credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Dacia Maraini (script collaboration)

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Ruzzolini 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Tatiana Casini Morigi 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Iole Cecchini .... hair stylist
Massimo Giustini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giuseppe Banchelli .... production supervisor
Mario Di Biase .... production manager
Alessandro Mattei .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Umberto Angelucci .... assistant director
Peter Shepherd .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Luciano Welisch .... sound
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... assistant to camera operator
Angelo Pennoni .... still photographer
Alessandro Ruzzolini .... camera operator
Claudio Sabatini .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Bearman .... colorist
Ugo De Rossi .... assistant editor
Alfredo Menchini .... assistant editor
Enzo Ocone .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Beatrice Banfi .... continuity
Carla Crovato .... production secretary
Maurizio Forti .... administrator
Nico Naldini .... press
Daniele Tiberi .... administrator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il fiore delle mille e una notte" - Italy (original title)
"Flower of the Arabian Nights" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
130 min | France:155 min (Cannes Film Festival) (premiere)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (1974) (cut) | France:-16 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:(Banned) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (2001) | USA:NC-17 (re-rating) (1991) | USA:X (original rating) (1979) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The sexual encounters in the film are strongly uninhibited, but not graphic or explicit..., 30 August 2008

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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