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The Decameron

The Decameron

A Feature film by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Release in France : 29/10/1971

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-production :

Les Productions Artistes Associés

Film exports/foreign sales :

Carlotta Films

Foreign production companies :

Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA), Artemis Film

French distribution :

Les Productions Artistes Associés


An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love.

Full credits (8)

Assistant Director :

Sergio Citti

Foreign producers :

Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Rossellini

Director of Photography :

Tonino Delli Colli

Production Designer :

Dante Ferretti

Author of original work :

Giovanni Boccaccio

Co-producer :

Léon Zuratas

Editors :

Nino Baragli, Tatiana Casini Morigi

Music Composer :

Ennio Morricone

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Feature film

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Comedy, Anthology film, Literary adaptation

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France, Germany, Italy

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1 h 52 min

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