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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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Pier Paolo Pasolini's directing debut.See more »
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The German:In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days you won't have eyes to cry with.See more »
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29 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
cinema of tragic poetry, 31 October 2001
Author: cogs from (e.g. London, England)

Accattone is a relentless study of the suffering that accompanies poverty. Pasolini utilises the well worn techniques of the Italian neo-realist moment to represent the depressing and oppressive life of a pimp - Accattone (played by the astonishing Franco Citti) - in the slums of post-war Rome. His life is beleaguered by guilt and self-disgust; his occupation, which is ostensibly the exploitation of women, causes the titular character untold despair. Ultimately he is unable to rationalise his need to eat with the suffering he causes to the women who work for him; they are, after all, also his lovers. Yet, Pasolini is careful to maintain the humanity of his protagonist by representing his hopeless situation as equally a result of his own doings as that of the social environment. Pasolini's Accattone is a masterful debut which expertly calls into service the devices of the cinema to convey a depressing but also compassionate narrative. His style is equal parts poetry and melodrama; a tough combo for any director. Some moments of this film are as tragically lyrical as those to be found in a film by Robert Bresson or Roberto Rossellini. Accattone is a commendable combination of style and substance which will leave few viewers unaffected.

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