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Release Date:
16 September 1971 (Italy) See more »
Pasolini - Sacred and Profane See more »
An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
(72 articles)
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This was fresh and enjoyable! See more (39 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Franco Citti ... Ciappelletto

Ninetto Davoli ... Andreuccio of Perugia
Jovan Jovanovic ... Rustico (scenes deleted)

Vincenzo Amato ... Masetto of Lamporecchio

Angela Luce ... Peronella
Giuseppe Zigaina ... Monk
Maria Gabriella Maione (as Gabriella Frankel)
Vincenzo Cristo

Pier Paolo Pasolini ... Allievo di Giotto (as P.P. Pasolini)
Giorgio Iovine
Salvatore Bilardo
Vincenzo Ferrigno ... Giannello
Luigi Seraponte
Antonio Diddio
Mirella Catanesi
Vincenzo De Luca
Erminio Nazzaro
Giovanni Filidoro (as Giovanni Filadoro)
Lino Crispo
Alfredo Sivoli
Guido Alberti ... Musciatto, wealthy merchant
Giacomo Rizzo
E. Jannotta Carrino

Vittorio Vittori ... Don Giovanni
Gianni Rizzo ... Father Superior
Adriana Donnorso
E. Maria De Juliis
Patrizia De Clara ... Nun
Guido Mannari
Michele Di Matteo

Giani Esposito (as Giovanni Esposito)
Giovanni Scagliola
Giovanni Davoli

Monique van Vooren ... Queen of Skulls (as Monique Van Voren)
Enzo Spitaleri ... Monk
Luciano Telli ... Monk
Annie Marguerite Latroye
Gerhard Exel (as Gerard Exel)
Wolfgang Hillinger
Franco Marletta
Vittorio Fanfoni
Detlef Uhle (as Uhle Detlef Gerd)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrizia Capparelli ... Alibech (scenes deleted)
Lucio Amatelli ... (uncredited)
Giuseppe Arrigio ... Lorenzo (uncredited)
Giuliano Fratello ... (uncredited)

Elisabetta Genovese ... Caterina (uncredited)

Silvana Mangano ... The Madonna (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giovanni Boccaccio  novel "Decameron" (as G. Boccaccio)
Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
Franco Rossellini .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone  (as Mº Ennio Morricone)
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Tatiana Casini Morigi  (as Tatiana Morigi)
Casting by
Alberto De Stefanis 
Art Direction by
Dante Ferretti 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Fantacci 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
Makeup Department
Iole Cecchini .... hair stylist (as Jole Cecchini)
Alessandro Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mario Di Biase .... production manager
Sergio Galiano .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Umberto Angelucci .... assistant director
Sergio Citti .... assistant director
Paolo Andrea Mettel .... assistant director
Art Department
Carlo Agate .... assistant art director
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... assistant sound mixer: original version
Mario Morigi .... sound mixer: original version
Pietro Spadoni .... sound
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Ciarlo .... camera operator
Giuseppe Fornari .... assistant camera
Alessio Gelsini Torresi .... assistant camera (as Alessio Gelsini)
Carlo Tafani .... assistant camera
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Cicoletti .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Anita Cacciolati .... assistant editor
Enzo Ocone .... supervising editor
Other crew
Beatrice Banfi .... continuity
Vittorio Bucci .... production assistant
Giuseppe Anatrelli .... voice dubbing: Giorgio Iovine (uncredited)
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Liliana Sorrentino .... voice dubbing: Elisabetta Genovese (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Decameron" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK, USA
"Decameron" - West Germany
"Decamerone" - West Germany
"Le Décaméron" - France
"Decameron" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Декамерон" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Декамерон" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Decameron" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Decamerone" - Finland (video box title)
"Decamerone" - Austria
"Decameronen" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Dekameron" - Hungary
"Dekameron" - Turkey (Turkish title) (festival title)
"Dekameron" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Dekameron'un ask hikâyeleri" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"El Decamerón" - Spain
"El decamerón" - Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"El decameron" - Argentina
"To dekaimero" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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Rated R for sensuality, and for some language (re-rating)
111 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (2005) (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R (certificate #30967) (re-rating) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa # 10-7-1971.See more »
Anachronisms: When Caterina sleeps with Riccardo, a tan line left by a bikini top can be seen on her back. However the bikini was not in use in 14th century Italy. Riccardo's body also shows tan lines left by wearing a pair of bathing trunks. Tan lines are also visible on the sinners cast into Hell in the dream sequence.See more »
Allievo di Giotto:Why create a work of art when dreaming about it is so much sweeter?See more »


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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
This was fresh and enjoyable!, 20 September 2004

I haven't yet seen too many Pasolini films / I intend to do so though... I suppose many combine him with the disgusting Salo (100 days in Sodoma) but thats not the case here.

In Decameron is actually several shorts, 9 or so, a series of funny tales in medieval Italy with similar touch and atmosphere. The humour is great, we had various laughs in almost every single bit. Some of the humour might of course offend hardcore Christians, but this is by no means a minus in my book. Pasolini's assault to this eras ethics is truly a delight! And even if this dates back to 1971, the stories remain fresh and provocative as is, and this is the height of Pasolini's vision.

Many indicated this as erotic. Sure, there is much of full frontal male and female nudity, some of which quite stimulating, which might be too much for some. But this ain't no erotic film. There are stories which have not erotic element in - and there are nude scenes which function as laugh scenes. Overall, this is a multi-layered short-stories film. I RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL FANS OF COMEDY & European FILMS.

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