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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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Pier Paolo Pasolini's Tales of the Arabian Nights
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Cast

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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)
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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
 
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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 (Technicolor)
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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Must be seen to be believed, 30 March 2013
Author: OldSamVimes from Canada

Pasolini. My introduction to his movies was 'Salo', a movie that has come define me as a person. If ever a movie deserved a 10 rating from a very qualified genius reviewer, Salo does. But this movie isn't Salo, in fact it is almost the exact opposite of Salo.

This is a happy, comedy movie. Except it does have a scene of dismemberment. Oh, and one of castration.. But trust me it's all in good fun.

This movie was filmed in some countries so foreign to Canada (where I'm from), they might as well be on another planet. I love movies that take me to another place, and so many of the visuals in this movie are so unique and beautiful that alone made it worth viewing for me.

Also, this movie took me to another time as well. Not just historically as it's supposed to have happened hundreds of years ago (thousands?), but also for its innocent 70s approach to sexuality. You see lots of nudity in this movie but it's all so natural that unless you have some deep rooted hang-ups you'll hardly notice after awhile.

For me the story, situations and dialogue were so 'out there', I spent most the movie thinking 'OMG, WTF, is this seriously happening?' If you're tripping and you see this movie you'll seriously get your mind blown wide open like the doors of perception are exploding into your soul. I was as strait as I usually am and even then it was quite the wild ride.

I want to give this movie a 10, and so I will.

Warning though.. If nudity bothers you I doubt you'll enjoy this movie. Also, if subtitles aren't your thing you'll want to avoid it. Lastly, if non linear stories and unknown actors with cooked teeth are things you'd consider negative then you might not like it. Plus, there is a scene where it seems like a bird may have been killed, so if your against animals dying you might want to pass.. And if you're at all homophobic then give this a big pass or you'll no doubt be turned into a gay person by seeing this.

It's a fantastic movie, well worth watching for rational thinking persons.

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