Arabian Nights Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli

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ARABIAN NIGHTS (Il Fiore delle mille e una notte) is a movie written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1974. This picture won the Grand Prize of the jury of the 1974 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Palm.
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Nur Er Din has just bought a beautiful young slave, Zumurrud, with whom he's fallen madly in love. On the next day, Zumurrud is kidnapped by a wealthy merchant. She manages to escape and, after having crossed the desert, is enthroned King of a city whose king has just died without leaving any children to succeed him.

Nur Er Din will spend the following months searching for Zumurrud. He will make the acquaintance of several characters who'll tell him their personal story. These stories are erotic tales from the Arab folklore dealing with homosexuality, voyeurism and all the pleasures sex can give.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys!    -   really kinky sex! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Arab/Muslim

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arab Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   None

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