The Decameron

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Released 1970

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The Decameron

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Director:
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Released:
1970
Rating:
R
The Decameron is a 1971 Italian comedy drama directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is adapted from nine stories from Bocaccio's 14th century story collection entitled the Decameron. The tales take on humor, lust and violence and all intertwine with each other. In the interlocking stories a young Sicilian gets swindled twice but ends up rich, a man pretends to be a deaf mute to gain the attention of a convent of curious nuns, a woman's lover must hide when the woman's husband comes home early, a dying scoundrel tricks a priest, three brothers take revenge upon the lover of their sister, a young girl waiting for her boyfriend falls asleep on a roof, painters wait for inspiration, a clever priest tries to seduce the wife of his friend, and two friends agree to make a pact to figure out what happens after death. Paolo himself acts in the film as a painter named Giotto.

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Drama

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Classics, Foreign Language