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The Canterbury Tales : Distinction Series - Ninetto Davoli

The Canterbury Tales

Distinction Series

DVD

Released: 27th May 2011
Classification: R18+
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Language: Italian
RRP $19.95
$18.95

The second part of Pasolinis Trilogy of Life is based on the fourteenth century stories of Geoffrey Chaucer. Plunging with gusto into some of the blackest and bawdiest of the tales, Pasolini celebrates almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich, earthy humour. A particular delight is the use of a largely British cast, including Hugh Griffith, Jenny Runacre and Tom Baker, with Pasolini himself taking the part of Chaucer.

About the Director

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. Influential American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th-century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western Canon.

Approximate Running Time: 111 minutes





Audio: Dolby Digital
Barcode: 5021456161362
Classification: R18+ (Restricted to 18 and over)
Encoding: PAL
Format: DVD
Language: Italian
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 27th May 2011
Running Time: 111 mins
Subtitles: English