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The Canterbury Tales (1972) Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Canterbury Tales (1972)
aka I racconti di Canterbury
Genre: Sex Comedy
Country: Italy | France | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 111mn
Bdrip H264 Mp4 - 1920x1040 - 23.976fps - 2.12gb

Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

This is the second in Pasolini's series of setting classic bawdy tales to film… In this case, he selected eight of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, including the infamous miller's tale and the incident with the red hot poker kiss…

The tales revolve around a group of pilgrims who are journeying to the shrine of Saint Thomas a Becket of Canterbury… The trip is so boring that they begin telling each other stories that soon get obscene, gory and very sexy… Pasolini adds another motif to his visualization by placing Chaucer himself into the movie, periodically cutting to him writing at his desk...

Pasolini inserts pleasure and amusement at social customs, especially marriage… Some of the stories are funny, others are deadly serious… The scene where a young man is burned for making love to another of his own sex, for example, is chilling...

In fact, Pasolini's using non professional actors, is more in keeping with the tone of the original than the usual romanticized versions...

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