Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Inspired by Boccaccio's novellas, each episode focuses on sex, love and seduction in Italy's 1960s, an era of economic growth and major cultural changes.
When Mario Monicelli's segment, "Renzo e Luciana", was cut, producer Carlo Ponti offered to finance Monicelli's film as a full-length feature on its own. This was never made. This segment was apparently cut because Monicelli had promised to deliver a "major American star" but failed.
Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"):
When I move my hips, convents shake.
The original Italian version had four segments, starting with Act 1 "Renzo e Luciana", directed by Mario Monicelli. The total length being over 3 hours (195 min for the four acts plus credits) the producers decided to shorten it for commercial purposes just before the feature went to the Cannes Film Festival in 1962 for the opening screening. Although Mario Monicelli had sued Boccaccio '70 went to be released worldwide without "Renzo e Luciana".
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