The Canterbury Tales (movie)

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The Canterbury Tales
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Produced by Alberto Grimaldi
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Release date(s) West Germany 2 July 1972 (premiere at BIFF)
Italy 2 September 1972
USA 30 March 1980
Running time 122 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian/English

The Canterbury Tales is a 1972 Italian movie directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is based on the medieval poem The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. It is the second movie in Pasolini's 'Trilogy of Life'. It won the Golden Bear at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

The movie has eight of the 24 tales. It has much nudity, sex, and slapstick humor. Many of these scenes are present or at least alluded to in the original. Some are Pasolini's own additions.

This movie featured Tom Baker in a small role. He was one of the husbands of the Wife of Bath.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Berlinale 1972: Prize Winners". berlinale.de.

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