The Canterbury Tales (1972)

Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini

Main cast
Franco Citti; Ninetto Davoli; Josephine Chaplin; Dan Thomas; Hugh Griffith

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.


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