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Arabian Nights (1974 film)

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Genre  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country  Italy France
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Pier Paolo Pasolini
Language  Italian
Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie poster
Release date  June 20, 1974 (1974-06-20)
Writer  Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dacia Maraini (script collaboration)
Cast  Ninetto Davoli (Aziz), Franco Citti (The Demon), Franco Merli (Nur Ed Din), Tessa Bouché (Aziza), Ines Pellegrini (Zumurrud), Margareth Clémenti (Aziz's mother (as Margaret Clementi))
Similar movies  The Voyeur, All Ladies Do It, Knock Knock, Lady of the Night, The Key, Django Unchained
Tagline  A film by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Arabian Nights is a 1974 Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Its original Italian title is Il fiore delle mille e una notte, which means "The Flower of the One Thousand and One Nights".


Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie scenes

The film is an adaptation of the ancient Arabic anthology The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, better known as The Arabian Nights. It is the last of Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life", which began with The Decameron and continued with The Canterbury Tales. The lead was played by young Franco Merli who was discovered for this film by Pasolini.

Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie scenes

The film contains abundant nudity, sex and slapstick humor. It preserves the eroticism and the story within a story structure of Arabian Nights and has been called "perhaps the best and certainly the most intelligent" of Arabian Nights film adaptations.

Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie scenes

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Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie scenes

The main story concerns an innocent young man, Nur-e-Din (Franco Merli), who comes to fall in love with a slave girl, Zumurrud (Ines Pellegrini), who selected him as her master. After a foolish error of his causes her to be abducted, he travels in search of her. Meanwhile, Zumurrud manages to escape and, disguised as a man, comes to a far-away kingdom where she becomes king. Various other travelers recount their own tragic and romantic experiences, including 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 (Franco Citti). Interwoven are Nur-e-Din's continuous search for Zumurrud and his (mostly erotic) adventures. In the end he arrives at the far-away kingdom and is reunited with Zumurrud.


Arabian Nights (1974 film) movie scenes
  • Ninetto Davoli as Aziz
  • Franco Citti as The Demon
  • Franco Merli as Nur Ed Din
  • Tessa Bouché as Aziza
  • Ines Pellegrini as Zumurrud
  • Margareth Clementi as Aziz's mother
  • Luigina Rocchi as Budur
  • 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
  • Production

    Filming took place in the deserts of Eritrea and Yemen as well as in Nepal. The sound track was composed by Ennio Morricone.


    The film was entered into the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix Spécial Prize.


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