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Canterbury Tales, The

Synopsis
Pasolini takes the role of Chaucer in a vivid and grotesque adaptation of some of Chaucer’s bawdy tales. The dual format Blu-Ray edition includes an alternative English-language version presented with English version inserts; the original Italian trailer; a new documentary exploring Pasolini’s significance to the Italian genre film; and a fully illustrated booklet including essays, reviews and biography.
Language
English
Country
Italy
Year of release
2001
Year of production
1971
Subjects
English language and literature; Media studies
Keywords
Chaucer, Geoffrey; cinema - Italy; feature films; medieval literature; Middle Ages; poetry

Credits

Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer
Geoffrey Chaucer
Cast
Hugh Griffith 
Laura Betti 
Ninetto Davoli 
Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL, BR Region B, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
107 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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