Boudour (Luigina Rocchi) dans une scène du film Les mille et une nuits de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Les Mille et une nuits

Pier Paolo Pasolini
1974 - Comedy - 130 min

International cinema

Les Mille et une nuits

Trilogy of Life

Italia, France
Italian, Arabic

In a market, the young Nourredine is attracted to Zoumourrhoud, a slave with a special status who has the right to choose who will buy her. Against the expectations of the penniless young boy, the beautiful woman offers herself to him and introduces him to the pleasures of the flesh. But their happiness is cut short when a man captures Zoumourrhoud to make her his slave. Nourredine immediately sets out to find his beloved. On his way, he will meet many characters with singular stories. Stories are told in stories: love, travel and whims of fate.


Presented in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal and with the support of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.


Cannes 1974 – Grand Jury Prize

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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