The Decameron (1971)

R 08/25/1971 (US) HistoryDramaComedy 1h 51m

Ribaldry! Rakes and libertines. Raised skirts and lowered lashes. A blush on every cheek. Pasolini. Filming The Decameron. Bringing life to art...and art to life.


A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools 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 wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happens after death.

  1. Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Director, Writer

  2. Giovanni Boccaccio


Top Billed Cast

  1. Franco Citti

    Franco Citti


  2. Ninetto Davoli

    Ninetto Davoli

    Andreuccio of Perugia

  3. Jovan Jovanović


  4. Angela Luce

    Angela Luce


  5. Vincenzo Amato

    Masetto of Lamporecchio

  6. Giuseppe Zigaina


  7. Maria Gabriella Maione

    Una madonna (as Gabriella Frankel)

  8. Vincenzo Cristo

  9. Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Allievo di Giotto (as P.P. Pasolini)

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The Decameron
The Decameron

Original Title Il Decameron

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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