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The Little Hours (2017)

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In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director:

Jeff Baena

Writers:

Giovanni Boccaccio (based on "The Decameron" by), Jeff Baena (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Brie ... Alessandra
Dave Franco ... Massetto
Kate Micucci ... Ginevra
Aubrey Plaza ... Fernanda
John C. Reilly ... Father Tommasso
Molly Shannon ... Sister Maria
Fred Armisen ... Bishop Bartolomeo
Jemima Kirke ... Marta
Nick Offerman ... Lord Bruno
Lauren Weedman ... Francesca
Paul Reiser ... Ilario
Adam Pally ... Guard Paolo
Paul Weitz ... Lurco
Jon Gabrus ... Guard Gregorio
Rolando Abbarchi Rolando Abbarchi ... Old Man Priest
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Storyline

On the run from the battle-seasoned Lord Bruno for sleeping with his wife, the handsome and willing servant, Massetto, flees to the safety of the woods during the warm and peaceful summer of 1347. There, after a chance encounter with the always boozy but merciful Father Tommasso, the young charmer will find refuge into his convent's sanctuary, on one condition: to pretend he is a deaf-mute. However, Massetto's tempting presence will unavoidably upset the already frail balance of things within the sexually-repressed female realm, as nun after nun desperately seeks an escape from their tedious way of life and an extra reason to molest the charming handyman. In the end, will those cloistered Sisters finally find out what they had been missing out on all these years? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Obedience - Poverty.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,676, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,647,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,647,175
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and director Jeff Baena only wrote a detailed outline for the film, which was loosely based on "The Decameron". The cast improvised their dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Massetto: [Warning. Potential Spoilers Ahead] Here are my sins. I have slept with another man's wife. He's a nobleman, and he is my master.
Father Tommasso: Well, that's adultery.
Massetto: I know.
Father Tommasso: It's a very serious sin.
Massetto: Sometimes... she would place her mouth around my sex.
Father Tommasso: Well, that's sodomy. It's also a serious sin.
Massetto: Is it also considered sodomy if... if I placed my mouth on her sex while... she simultaneously had... had her mouth around mine?
Father Tommasso: Why would you do that?
Massetto: Because, she... she liked it.
Father Tommasso: Oh. Well, yes, that's also ...
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Connections

Spoofs The Decameron (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

O Frondens Virga (O Leafy Branch)
Performed by Oxford Girls' Choir
Written by Hildegard of Bingen
Courtesy of Celestial Harmonies
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Silly nonsense, yet not really funny. It is a failed attempt at a parody of medieval period pictures.
24 August 2019 | by imseegSee all my reviews

Silly parody of medieval period pictures, which fails to become really funny. A comedy, however silly it might be, needs some truthfulness in acting and story to be enjoyable for me. This story about nuns, swearing, fighting and raping slaves is way over the top and the many vulgar "jokes" are just made for cheap "comedy" effect. Vulgar can be funny. And it is to an extent, but vulgar jokes is all there is and one has to like that. Perhaps best suited for a teenager audience?

The story for those still interested: nuns in a monastery go wild. They swear, they fight, they rape. And they swear, fight and rape some more.


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