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4 April 1968 (USA) See more »
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A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Franco Citti ... Vittorio "Accattone" Cataldi
Franca Pasut ... Stella
Silvana Corsini ... Maddalena
Paola Guidi ... Ascenza
Adriana Asti ... Amore
Luciano Conti ... Il Moicano
Luciano Gonini ... Piede D'Oro
Renato Capogna ... Renato
Alfredo Leggi ... Papo Hirmedo
Galeazzo Riccardi ... Cipolla
Leonardo Muraglia ... Mammoletto
Giuseppe Ristagno ... Peppe
Roberto Giovannoni ... The German
Mario Cipriani ... Balilla
Roberto Scaringella ... Cartagine
Silvio Citti ... Sabino
Giovanni Orgitano ... Scucchia
Piero Morgia ... Pio
Umberto Bevilacqua ... Salvatore
Franco Bevilacqua ... Franco
Amerigo Bevilacqua ... Amerigo
Sergio Fioravanti ... Gennarino
Adele Cambria ... Nannina
Adriano Mazzelli ... Amore's client
Mario Castiglione ... Mario
Dino Frondi ... Dino
Tommaso Nuovo ... Tommaso
Romolo Orazi ... Father-in-law
Massimo Cacciafeste ... Brother-in-law
Francesco Orazi
Mario Guerani ... Il commissario
Stefano D'Arrigo ... Il giudice istruttore
Enrico Fioravanti ... Agente
Nino Russo ... Agente (as Enrico Russo)
Edgardo Siroli ... Farlocchio
Renato Terra ... Farlocchio
Emanuele Di Bari ... Sor Pietro
Franco Marucci ... Accattone's Friend
Carlo Sardoni ... Accattone's Friend
Adriana Moneta ... Margheritona
Polidor ... Becchino
Danilo Alleva ... Iaio
Sergio Citti ... Waiter
Elsa Morante ... A prisoner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriele Baldini ... Intellectual (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
 
Writing credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini (story)

Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)

Sergio Citti (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Alfredo Bini .... producer
Cino Del Duca .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Production Design by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Set Decoration by
Gino Lazzari 
 
Production Management
Marcello Bollero .... production manager
Eliseo Boschi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leopoldo Savona .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Manlio Magara .... boom operator
Luigi Puri .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Delli Colli .... camera operator
Gioacchino Sofia .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Carlo Rustichelli .... musical director
 
Other crew
Bernardo Bertolucci .... production assistant
Lina D'Amico .... script supervisor
Herman G. Weinberg .... re-release English subtitles
Isabel Mulá .... intern (uncredited)
Monica Vitti .... voice dubbing: Paola Guidi (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Accattone!" - USA
"The Scrounger" - USA (informal English title)
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Runtime:
120 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Italy:16+ (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (2008) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1972) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating)
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The Rome premiere of Accatone was accosted by the neo-fascist group Nuova-Europa, causing mayhem by violently attacking the audience and vandalising the cinema.See more »
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Maddalena:You mean my fellow's no good? he's handsome and good and he likes me.See more »
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Soundtrack:
St Matthew PassionSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Free radical, 12 June 2011
Author: oOgiandujaOo from United Kingdom

Accattone is a Roman pimp who lives off his girlfriend Maddalena's earnings. Pasolini's cheeky aim is to put forward this young man as a modern saint. To this end he lathers Bach's St Matthew's Passion (inspired by the Apostle's experience of the crucifixion of Christ) over scenes of Accattone's life. Indeed in one of Accattone's first scenes he's shown devouring a slice of tomato, displayed horizontally as if a cardinal's galero, whilst an sculpture of perhaps a guardian angel can be seen over his shoulder in the distance (an anti-clerical pro-Christ stance seems to be a consistent theme for Pasolini). Later, a prophecy regarding Accattone's descent is eerily similar to Christ's pronunciation of Peter's forthcoming triple renunciation.

The film reminded me of a DH Lawrence poem (elliptically titled Democracy):

"I love the sun in any man / when I see it between his brows / clear, and fearless, even if tiny // But when I see these grey successful men / so hideous and corpse-like, utterly sunless, / like gross successful slaves mechanically waddling / then I am more than radical, I want to work a guillotine

...

I feel that when people have gone utterly sunless / they shouldn't exist."

Whatever Accattone is, he's not sunless; when he tries out the world of work (legitimate work involving labour), he becomes Vittorio, his Christian name, and the light goes out. The film reminds me very much of Fassbinder's Gods of the Plague in that sense, young men with brio but no skills or education who, given the choice, between drudgery or crime, choose crime. Both films polemicise against urban post-industrial capitalist societies, which have become increasingly removed from the milieu in which humanity evolved and is "designed" to cope with. When Accattone compares the chore of lifting rolls of iron with the horrors of Buchenwald the film goes a little over the top.

Of course someone viewing Accattone and his friends through less of a haze of desire than the director might think that they were just a bunch of jerks. Undeniably though, Pasolini is a great poet, and there's evidence of things to come here, the film whilst looking largely Bertoluccian (he was the assistant director), has the occasional master shot, for example the rolling hills and valley in the dream sequence, par with Leonardo in quality of composition and symbolism; the countryside here representing an idealised rural precursor to Accattone's slum existence.

I also applaud Pasolini for taking his arguments beyond class, Accattone's group of spongers contains educated men as well as dunces, and they are equally disdainful of the ruling class as they are of proletarians.

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