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Mamma Roma Details

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[[Performer~P100751~Anna Magnani~annamagnani]] stars as Mamma Roma, a rural Italian hooker trying to create a new life for herself. This proves impossible when the past keeps rearing its ugly head in the form of Mamma Rosa's previous "johns." She returns to her old profession, whereupon her son [[Performer~P122487~Ettore Garofalo~ettoregarofalo]] becomes a thief and is killed by the police. Written and directed by [[Performer~P105725~Pier Paolo Pasolini~pierpaolopasolini]] (his second film), Mamma Roma is one of the least known but most approachable of the director's efforts. As in many of his earliest movies (and the novels which preceded them), Pasolini explores the limited lives and dashed hopes of the cafoni, the Italian equivalent of America's hillbillies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 1962

Cast

Anna Magnani
as Mamma Roma
Franco Citti
as Carmine
Silvana Corsini
as Bruna
Luisa Loiano
as Biancofiore

Crew

Pier Paolo Pasolini
Director
Alfredo Bini
Producer
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli
Composer (Music Score)
Nino Baragli
Editor
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