Regisseur Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cast Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanović, Vincenzo Amato, Angela Luce

Lengte 1h52m

Jaar 1972

Taal Italian

Ondertiteling English

An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio’s Decameron: a young Sicilian gets ripped off twice, yet gets rich; a man pretends to be deaf and dumb in a convent of curious nuns; a wife must hide her lover if her husband comes home early.

A villain makes fun of 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 waiting for inspiration; a cunning priest tries to seduce his friend’s wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happens after death. Pasolini uses his old tricks to satirize the church and add liberal doses of life and love.

Il Decameron is part of Celluloid Shrine: Films on Christianity, the Modern Classics of June.

A series of film classics about Christianity (and a little bit of faith in general), with films that didn’t dapple so much in the waters of belief, as fully doused themselves in the bliss, mercy, anguish and trials of the Christian faith.Read more