Based on the 14th Century Boccaccio collection of stories, this film depicts medieval proletariat in various sexual escapades.
It is an array of oddities. Toothless proles abound in this collection of stories that eschews the framing narrative of the original book, and as a resu...
The Decameron was the first of director Pier Paolo Pasolini's "trilogy of life." The film, based on the sexually supercharged tales of Boccaccio, is a patchwork of many of Pasolini's favorite themes. ... read more
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2009
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April 14, 2013
June 20, 2010
Earthy, vibrant adaptation of eight stories from the fourteenth-century work by Boccaccio. Probably Pier Paolo Pasolini's most purely enjoyable film with comedy and little erotic.
December 18, 2009
he unapologetic choice of ancient, crumbling and dirty locations, coupled with the choice of "real-looking" actors devoid of manufactured graces made this film feel right. 14th century Italy surely was as full of natural humour, even in close proximity to death, as this film make...
February 14, 2008
Pier Paolo Pasolini adapts several stories from Boccacio's "Decameron", focusing on the bawdy and anti-clerical. Slow and arty, and several of the tales fizzle at their climax; rarely have grave-robbing, infiltration into a convent of sex-starved nuns, and dong shots been made ...
April 19, 2011
Pasolini's adaptation of nine stories from the ancient text, Bocaccio's 'Decameron', is an entertaining romp! Pasolini's specialty is using 'regular people' and not trained actors in his films. This gives the subject matter a wonderful realism because all these people are not gor...
August 15, 2008
Boccaccio would have been proud..and cautious at first,it's a delightful pleasure to watch Decameron,striking images and anarchic events taking place,Pasolini once again bedazzles us.
December 20, 2007
Another brilliant collection of ireverent stories in the unique cruel and beautifull style of the master PPP.
Most refined anarchist srnse of humor.
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