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The Decameron

Il Decameron

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy, France, 1971
Comedy, Drama, History


An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio’s Decameron, the first part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life which also includes The Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights.

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The Decameron Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Critics reviews

Communist poet and filmmaker Pasolini’s Decameron retells Boccaccio’s classic moral tales with burlesque humor and colorful imagery… Like any good Italian Catholic communist, Pasolini finds pleasure in toying with religious/bourgeois ehypocrisies and even greater pleasure in all the Catholic Church’s fetishized symbolism.
February 08, 2017
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The Decameron is the first of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life films. It summons forth a world in which bourgeois hypocrisy and capitalist exploitation have no place. It is, as Pasolini, in the role of Giotto’s pupil, muses in the last shot of the film, an attempt to render a dream.
November 13, 2012
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