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The Decameron

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Original title
Il Decameron
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Book: Giovanni Boccaccio)
Music
Ennio Morricone
Cinematography
Tonino Delli Colli
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Italy-Germany
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Middle Ages. Erotic
Synopsis / Plot
Pasolini wrote, directed and stars in this richly textured epic based on eight tales by 14th-century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio. Pasolini weaves the stories together into a bawdy tapestry of a medieval Italy populated by artists, priests and magicians. Appearing in the role of the great pre-Renaissance painter Giotto, Pasolini guides the viewer through a cinematic landscape ripe with sensuality and irreverent humor.. First in Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life," which also includes THE ARABIAN NIGHTS and THE CANTERBURY TALES. Originally rated X by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Awards
1971: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize
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