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The Decameron

The Decameron

A Feature film by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Release in France : 29/10/1971


    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.

    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

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Comedy, Anthology film, Literary adaptation

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Italy

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    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

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