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The Decameron (Dual Format Edition)


Based on a collection of medieval stories by 14th century writer Giovanni Boccaccio, the first film in Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life captures the joys and sorrows of life.

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The first part of Pasolini's colourful and highly erotic Trilogy of Life is full of bawdy, earthy spirit, romping through tales of lusty priests, cuckolded husbands, murdered lovers and grave-robbers – with five of the stories linked by the character of an intriguing artist, played by Pasolini himself. Pasolini's visual notes for an unrealised film project, 'Notes for an African Oresteia', is also included here, fully restored to high definition by Cineteca di Bologna.

  • Alternative English language version
  • Original Italian trailer
  • Notes for an African Oresteia (1970, b&w, 73 mins, 1.33:1)
  • Fully illustrated booklet including essays, reviews and biography
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SKU 5035673011157
Catalogue Number BFIB1115
Subtitle A film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Product contents <ul> <li>Alternative English language version.</li> <li>Original Italian trailer.</li> <li>Notes for an African Oresteia (1970, b&w, 73 mins, 1.33:1).</li> <li>Fully illustrated booklet including essays, reviews and biography.</li> </ul>
Year 1970
Director Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries France , Germany , Italy
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Italian
Running time 107
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18
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