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The Little Hours (2017)

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In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director:

Jeff Baena

Writers:

Giovanni Boccaccio (based on "The Decameron" by), Jeff Baena (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Brie ... Alessandra
Dave Franco ... Massetto
Kate Micucci ... Ginevra
Aubrey Plaza ... Fernanda
John C. Reilly ... Father Tommasso
Molly Shannon ... Sister Maria
Fred Armisen ... Bishop Bartolomeo
Jemima Kirke ... Marta
Nick Offerman ... Lord Bruno
Lauren Weedman ... Francesca
Paul Reiser ... Ilario
Adam Pally ... Guard Paolo
Paul Weitz ... Lurco
Jon Gabrus ... Guard Gregorio
Rolando Abbarchi Rolando Abbarchi ... Old Man Priest
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Storyline

On the run from the battle-seasoned Lord Bruno for sleeping with his wife, the handsome and willing servant, Massetto, flees to the safety of the woods during the warm and peaceful summer of 1347. There, after a chance encounter with the always boozy but merciful Father Tommasso, the young charmer will find refuge into his convent's sanctuary, on one condition: to pretend he is a deaf-mute. However, Massetto's tempting presence will unavoidably upset the already frail balance of things within the sexually-repressed female realm, as nun after nun desperately seeks an escape from their tedious way of life and an extra reason to molest the charming handyman. In the end, will those cloistered Sisters finally find out what they had been missing out on all these years? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Obedience - Poverty.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dave Franco and Alison Brie are actually married in real life. See more »

Quotes

Lord Bruno: [to his staff] One of you sluts thinks he's quite the jester.
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Connections

Spoofs The Decameron (1971) See more »

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A Poste Masse
Performed by La Reverdie
Courtesy of Arcana Records
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Bawdy romp
18 June 2017 | by conan-2See all my reviews

Loved it. We saw it at the Sydney Film Festival.

The film will struggle to find the audience it deserves because selling a medieval bawdy romp in today's market is difficult. I think back to the 70's and there were many more of these.

The cast is fun and the presence of quality actors such as Nick Offerman and John C Reily show it is not an ultra-low soft-porn production, though the titling could be referencing that at the start.

I saw this at the same weekend as the Beguiled, also about a group of women cloistered who encounter a single male. LH is far more fun and a better use of your time.

Set in Tuscany (no production notes on filming locations) it is prettily shot.

Nudity is not overused, there are a couple of breast shots and the full frontal stuff is in the distance by firelight so hardly tittilating. Nothing that was not done ad nauseum through the 70's


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,676, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,647,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,647,175
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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