The Decameron

The first part of Pasolini's great trilogy, based on the ribald tales of Boccaccio, which deal with human sensuality and artistic creation. Pasolini has re-fashioned the 100 tales into a collection of 11 sketches that is at the same time erotic, political, humorous and autobiographical. Pasolini himself appears in the role of the painter Giotto, and continues to use non-professional actors because, he said, he was fed up with traditional cinema's 'false language of realism'.

Year: 1971
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Italian Cinema, Film Festivals 1998, Based on..., Sensual or Erotic Films, Black Humour
Country: Italy
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Angela Luce
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: R18
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Italy)



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