Il Decameron

The Decameron (1970 film)

Il Decameron (The Decameron) is a 1971 film by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel Decamerone by Giovanni Boccaccio. It's the first movie of Pasolini's Trilogy of life, the others being The Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights.

The tales contain abundant nudity, sex, and slapstick humor.


  • Franco Citti as Ciappelletto
  • Ninetto Davoli as Andreuccio of Perugia
  • Vincenzo Amato as Masetto of Lamporecchio
  • Angela Luce as Peronella
  • Giuseppe Zigaina as The Monk
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini as Allievo di Giotto
  • Vincenzo Ferrigno as Giannello
  • Guido Alberti as Musciatto
  • Vittorio Vittori as Don Giovanni
  • Gianni Rizzo as Father Superior
  • Monique van Vooren as the Queen of Skulls
  • Silvana Mangano as The Madonna (uncredited)

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