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Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Boccaccio 70 (original title)
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »

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Giovanni Arpino (screenplay), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marisa Solinas ... Luciana (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Germano Gilioli Germano Gilioli ... Renzo (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Anita Ekberg ... Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Peppino De Filippo ... Dr. Antonio Mazzuolo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Romy Schneider ... Pupe (segment "Il lavoro")
Tomas Milian ... Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)
Romolo Valli ... Lawyer Zacchi (segment "Il lavoro")
Sophia Loren ... Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Luigi Giuliani ... Gaetano (segment "La riffa")
Alfio Vita ... Cuspet (segment "La riffa")
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Storyline

Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A billboard of Anita Ekberg provocatively selling milk gives a prudish crusader for public decency more than he can handle. The wife of a count whose escapades with call girls make the front page of the papers decides to work to prove her independence, but what is she qualified to do? A buxom carnival-booth manager who owes back taxes offers herself for one night in a lottery: a nerdy sacristan and a jealous cowboy make for a lovers' triangle. In each, women take charge, but not always happily. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The First 3-Act Motion Picture Ever Presented! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

26 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boccaccio '70 See more »

Filming Locations:

E.U.R., Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes) (cut) | (3 episodes) | (3 episodes) (cut) | (3 episodes) (cut) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor/Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In Federico Fellini's segment, one of the scouts receiving an award is named Otello Martelli; the name of the cinematographer of the segment. See more »

Quotes

Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"): When I move my hips, convents shake.
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Alternate Versions

The original Italian version had four segments, starting with Act 1 "Renzo e Luciana", directed by Mario Monicelli. The total length being over 3 hours (195 min for the four acts plus credits) the producers decided to shorten it for commercial purposes just before the feature went to the Cannes Film Festival in 1962 for the opening screening. Although Mario Monicelli had sued Boccaccio '70 went to be released worldwide without "Renzo e Luciana". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.45 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Soldi soldi soldi
Written by Garinei - Giovannini - Kramer
Performed by Sophia Loren
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Enjoyable trio of comedy/dramas with famous femme fatales
2 January 2000 | by eeqSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a teenager when it was in the movies. An entertaining trio with a sexual theme but no nudity in the 60's. The best was 'The Censor' with a hyper-voluptuous Anita Ekberg as a 100 foot long billboard ad (for milk) that comes to life to torment the local censor -- absolutely hilarious. Then the magnificent Sophia Loren in "The Lottery" where the winner of the drawing wins her for the night. Last is with the late Romy Schneider in a bittersweet tale about a philandering husband who uses their wealth on prostitutes. At least that's what I remember after well over 30 years. If anyone knows where I can rent this again, please let me know.


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