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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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An Enlightening View to the Underworld in Post-War Rome See more (19 total) »

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
Antonio Catalano .... sound restoration: Italian (uncredited)
 
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
Paolo Ferrari .... voice dubbing: Franco Citti (uncredited)
Isabel Mulá .... intern (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Franca Pasut (uncredited)
Luisella Visconti .... voice dubbing: Adriana Asti (uncredited)
Monica Vitti .... voice dubbing: Paola Guidi (uncredited)
Ileana Zezza .... voice dubbing: Silvana Corsini (uncredited)
 
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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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Ascenza:Let me lead my life and you live yours.See more »
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St Matthew PassionSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Enlightening View to the Underworld in Post-War Rome, 20 August 2009
Author: NYLux from United States

This is still a masterpiece of a film you can not afford not to see if you like Pasolini. "Accattone" is the directorial debut of the Italian neo-realist, Pier Paolo Pasolini, but by a strange coincidence it ended up being the very last of all his movies that I saw. I had seen everything he ever did, including short films by the time I got to "Accatone" and still found it masterful.

Franco Citti stars as the title character, he is a handsome pimp in Rome's post-war lower depths, with an endearing face that speaks volumes of his street-wise upbringing in the slums. To those unaccustomed with Southern Italian culture the way he spends his days with the other local pimps, playing cards and being lazy may seem vile, but it is actually a well grounded tradition, as is also his support of the entire family of his imprisoned friend, Ciccio, who depend on him for survival. He is obviously a fellow mobster, and their code of honor is at stake when Accatone discovers that he is in prison as a result of his whore, Maddalena, played by Silvana Corsini, who denounced Ciccio to the authorities. Even though she is recovering from a broken leg, Accatone forces her to go on the streets, where she is used, beaten and abandoned by Accatone's pals after he tells them the story, then she is found by the police and arrested. Accattone nearly starves to death from the total lack of income, he even sells all his jewelry to get by. He tries to reunite with his wife, with whom he has fathered at least one child, but she sees through his seduction act and her virile, beautiful brother beats up Accatone in an intense erotically-charged scene that seems to simulate sexual assault as much as violence between the men.

After meeting the innocent and beautiful Stella, (Franca Pasut) he is smitten and tries to get a job, so he can support her and his family but he is not accustomed to hardship and has the lack of patience that is typical of spoilt types that have never been trained to work does not make the job last for very long.

Never have I seen a more humane, direct and simple depiction of the tragic life of these undesirables of society. Pasolini is a master painter narrating with a few gestures all their hardship and suffering. Even getting a plate of food in this world is a memorable accomplishment. We see the whole setting as a sideline of modern society's inability to function properly. The 'corrections' by the police seem to be the most unjust of all, and Pasolini presents this panorama of human failing as an allegory of human struggle and spiritual redemption.

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