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Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Boccaccio 70 (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 June 1962 (USA)
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 (segment), Italo Calvino (segment) | 9 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 »

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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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Connections

Referenced in Costumes from the Films of Visconti (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Soldi soldi soldi
Written by Garinei - Giovannini - Kramer
Performed by Sophia Loren
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Quality in this Italian film!
30 July 2001 | by BillyjhobbsSee all my reviews

What superlatives can really be added to the directors of this film that haven't already been used! Certainly, too, the acting is top rate. Loosely "based upon the 'Tales of the Decameron' written by Boccaccio," this film "updates" (from 14th century!)and brings alive the passion, the tragedy, the humor that Boccaccio and friends sought to "while away their time as the Plague ravaged Florence below"! Certainly any film that features Signorina Loren can't be all bad; ditto with Eckberg and Schneider--what a lovely trinity! Alas, seeing this film today is very, very difficult, as it hasn't been released for general consumption (as far as I know). Pity. It's a great film, even after 39 years!


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