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Arabian Nights ()

Il fiore delle mille e una notte (original title)
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as... See more »

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Aziz
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The Demon
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Nur Ed Din
Tessa Bouché ...
Aziza
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Zumurrud
Margareth Clémenti ...
Aziz's mother (as Margaret Clementi)
Claudia Rocchi ...
Budur (as Luigina Rocchi)
Alberto Argentino ...
Prince Shahzmah
Francesco Paolo Governale ...
Prince Tagi
Salvatore Sapienza ...
Prince Yunan
Zeudi Biasolo ...
Zeudi
Barbara Grandi
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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

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Written by

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Pier Paolo Pasolini ... ()
 
Dacia Maraini ... (script collaboration)

Produced by

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Alberto Grimaldi ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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Giuseppe Ruzzolini

Film Editing by

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Nino Baragli
Tatiana Casini Morigi

Editorial Department

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Ugo De Rossi ... assistant editor
Alfredo Menchini ... assistant editor
Enzo Ocone ... supervising editor

Production Design by

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Dante Ferretti

Costume Design by

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Danilo Donati

Makeup Department

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Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist
Massimo Giustini ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Giuseppe Banchelli ... production supervisor
Mario Di Biase ... production manager
Alessandro Mattei ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Umberto Angelucci ... assistant director
Peter Shepherd ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Fausto Ancillai ... sound mixer
Luciano Welisch ... sound
Massimo Anzellotti ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marcello Mastrogirolamo ... assistant to camera operator
Angelo Pennoni ... still photographer
Alessandro Ruzzolini ... camera operator
Claudio Sabatini ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Other crew

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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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Plot Summary

In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, 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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Taglines Pier Paolo Pasolini's Tales of the Arabian Nights See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les mille et une nuits (France)
  • Flower of the Arabian Nights (World-wide, English title)
  • Arabian Nights (United States)
  • Arabian Nights (World-wide, English title)
  • Erotische Geschichten aus 1001 Nacht (Germany)
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  • 130 min
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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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Movies to Change the World (2011). See more »
Crazy Credits "Truth lies not in one dream, but in many." - Arabian Nights See more »

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