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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is a 1972 Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and based on the medieval narrative poem The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. It is the second film in Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life", the others being The Decameron and Arabian Nights. It won the Golden Bear at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival. The adaptation covers eight of the 24 tales and contains abundant nudity, sex and slapstick humour. Many of these scenes are present or at least alluded to in the original as well, but some are Pasolini's own additions. The film sometimes diverges from Chaucer. For example, "The Friar's Tale" is significantly expanded upon: where the ... more on Wikipedia

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List of All Movies Released in 1972 Movies Produced by Alberto Grimaldi Films Scored By Ennio Morricone Movies Written By Pier Paolo Pasolini Movies Directed By Pier Paolo Pasolini