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THE DECAMERON

THE DECAMERON

  • Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Starring Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • 1971 | 111mins | Italy, France, Germany | (18)

Boccaccio is merely the pretext for the first panel in the ‘Trilogy of Life’. Pasolini axes all the stuff about nobles and the storytelling framework, moves the stories from Florence to Naples, and plunges into ten tales of the lives and loves of the common people. Censor-baiting nudity and bawdy humour are rife, but so is an innocent delight in dreaming a pre-industrial, pre-ideological age.