Canterbury Tales, The* (Racconti di Canterbury, I)

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Canterbury Tales, The* (Racconti di Canterbury, I)

  • 1971 ----- color ----- 111 min ----- dvd
  • (Directed and written by Pier Paolo Pasolini; with Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Josephine Chaplin, Alan Webb, Jenny Runacre, John Francis Lane, Athol Coats, Tom Baker, Oscar Fochetti, Robin Asquith and Pier Paolo Pasolini as Chaucer) Pasolini's starling candor and ribald humor illuminate four classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust. Along the medieval Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury Cathedral, travelers regale each other to pass the time. While some may be offended by the oftimes shocking images and bawdy humour, it's a good bet that Geoffrey would enjoy it immensely. [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (British Isles, History: British, Literature: English, Motion Pictures: Features)