Pier Paolo Pasolni's Trilogy of Life: Il Decameron / The Decameron (1971), I racconti di Canterbury / The Canterbury Tales (1972), Il fiore delle mille e una notte / Arabian Nights (1974) 4 x DVD Criterion Collection
In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature... and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work. In this brazen and bawdy triptych, the director set out to challenge modern consumer culture and celebrate the uncorrupted human body, while commenting on contemporary sexual and religious mores and hypocrisies. Filled with scatological humor and a rough-hewn sensuality that leave all modern standards of decency behind, these are carnal, provocative, and wildly entertaining films, all extraordinarily designed by Dante Ferretti and featuring evocative music by Ennio Morricone.

4 x DVD | NTSC 16:9 | 01:51:06 + 01:51:14 + 02:10:23 | 26.6 Gb
Language: Italiano, English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


The Decameron (1971)
Pasolini wrote, directed and stars in this richly textured epic based on eight tales by 14th- century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio. Pasolini weaves the stories together into a bawdy tapestry of a medieval Italy populated by artists, priests and magicians. Appearing in the role of the great pre-Renaissance painter Giotto, Pasolini guides the viewer through a cinematic landscape ripe with sensuality and irreverent humor.

The Canterbury Tales (1972)
Six of Chaucer's classic 15th-century tales presented complete with all their bawdy humor about romance, deception and lust.

Arabian Nights (1974)
Ten tales of love and lovemaking, linked by the story of Mur-El-Din and his search for his kidnapped slave girl.

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