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Arabian Nights

Italy, Italian, 130 mins

Original Title

Il Fiore Delle Mille E Una Notte
  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini; Dacia Maraini
  • Producer: Alberto Grimaldi

CGiii Comment

There are epic scenes and sequences and many smiling faces...

A totally ridiculous script, a poofy poet, some appalling acting, 10 willies...

Graphic for its time.

Who called Pasolini a genius?

He was not - or was he?

The arguments abound - still.


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The(ir) Blurb...

In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.

Cast & Characters

Ninetto Davoli as Aziz;
Franco Citti as The Demon;
Franco Merli as Nur Ed Din;
Tessa Bouche as Aziza;
Ines Pellegrini as Zumurrud;
Margareth Clementi as Aziz's mother;
Luigina Rocchi as Aziz's wife;
Alberto Argentino as Prince Shahzmah;
Francesco Paolo Governale as Prince Tagi;
Salvatore Sapienza as Prince Yunan;
Zeudi Biasolo as Zeudi; Barbara Grandi;
Elisabetta Genovese as Munis;
Gioacchino Castellini;
Abadit Ghidei as Princess Dunya

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