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Trilogy of Life (Criterion Collection) (1971)
Format: DVD Genre: Drama, Foreign-Italian
Trilogy of Life (Criterion Collection)

Trilogy of Life (Criterion Collection)

Format: DVD Genre: Drama, Foreign-Italian
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First, eight ribald tales from Boccaccio's medieval literary classic are brought to the screen by Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini for "The Decameron" (1971), the first entry in his "Trilogy of Life." The highlight: a man who poses as a deaf-mute in order to win the favors of a convent filled with sex-hungry nuns. Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli star. Next, the bawdy humor your English Lit teacher played down is brought back in full force in Pasolini's "The Canterbury Tales" (1972), a quartet of stories centered on religious hypocrisy and sexual misadventures. Pasolini himself appears as author Geoffrey Chaucer; with Josephine Chaplin, Hugh Griffith. Finally, "Arabian Nights" (1974) is an erotic, exotic series of vignettes about an Arabian prince's search for his lost love─a slave girl─and the stories his party tells to pass the time. Sumptuous sets and Pasolini's trademark unbridled sensuality highlight this unique film. Davoli, Citti, and Tessa Bouché star. 5 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian PCM mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; featurettes; documentaries "Paolini and the Form of the City" (1974), "Via Pasolini" (2005); deleted scenes; booklet. In Italian with English subtitles. Four-disc set.
Directors: Pier Paolo Pasoli, Sergio Citti, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Studio: Criterion
Number of Discs: 4
Release Date: 11/13/2012
Item #: 421039X
UPC #: 715515100311
SKU #: D84770
Attributes: Subtitled, Widescreen
Product Type: DVD
Rating: NR
Subtitles: ENG
Closed Caption: No

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