Bawdy Tales

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Storie scellerate
Storie scellerate.jpg
Directed by Sergio Citti
Produced by Alberto Grimaldi
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Sergio Citti
Story by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring Franco Citti
Ninetto Davoli
Elisabetta Genovese
Music by Francesco De Masi
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by Nino Baragli
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Storie scellerate, internationally released as Bawdy Tales, is a 1973 Italian comedy film directed by Sergio Citti.[1][2][3]


The film is set in 1800, in Rome. Two thieves are imprisoned and condemned to death. To pass the time, the two tell ribald stories: in the first a duke and a man named Nicolino discover that their wives have betrayed them with the boys and with a priest; in the second story two farmers are fighting a clappers asimile Rustican Cavalry by Giovanni Verga, because their wife has betrayed both. In the third story a priest lover of beautiful women kills one of his pilgrims, because he is in love with one of the girls of his menagerie; in the last story a jealous husband kills the lover of his wife. At the murder also participates another lover, more mature of the killed. God is very raged for the crime, and sues the four, performing only the last lover: the murdered, because he's pure and innocent.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695. 
  2. ^ Sergio Toffetti. La terra vista dalla luna: il cinema di Sergio Citti. Lindau, 1993. ISBN 8871800737. 
  3. ^ Maurizio De Benedictis. Sergio Citti. Lo "straniero" del cinema italiano. Lithos, 2008. ISBN 8889604379. 

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