Impossible to find anywhere normally(which is a crime), here, complete, is the second part of the great Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life," a series of films of great story cycles in national literature, involving sex and ordinary, peasant-class people's lives, mostly cast with non-actors. The preceding film is The Decameron, with the Arabian Nights following. But this, from Chaucer, is my personal favorite. This is the Italian version with subtitles--there is also a English version I prefer(but can't find), because this was in fact done in England with English actors. Its down-in-the-dirt, grungy atmosphere was also a major influence on the look of Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Jabberwocky, and through those influenced the look of medieval films for a generation.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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