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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.

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Bishop Bartolomeo
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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

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Obedience - Poverty.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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30 June 2017 (USA)  »

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A Comédia dos Pecados  »

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$1,647,175, 12 October 2017
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After release, promotional posters and preview trailers for the film included the Catholic League's declaration that the movie is "trash, pure trash". See more »

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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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Spoofs The Decameron (1971) See more »

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Lo Signore Ringracando
Performed by La Reverdie
Courtesy of Arcana Records
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Good source ruined
23 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

How can a DECAMERON TALE be rendered so lifeless, joyless and entirely lacking in healthy bawdry. The note says that the dialog was ad libbed: obviously, none of the cast was up to the job and fell back on insipid comments and over reliance on variations on a common vulgar word rendered meaningless with repetition. Somebody said that this is supposed to be comedy in the style of Monty Python That might convince somebody who's never paid attention to MP's inspired zaniness. I usually have great patience with badly done movies but was bored and walked out after 20 minutes. I know that my response to some things is a function of age. I've been in academic classes with 20 year olds who thought films I dismissed were simply grand. This one is simply dreck.


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