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Release Date:
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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Accattone: a story of the Roman lumpenproletariat 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
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Gabriele Baldini ... Intellectual (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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 »
Quotes:
Vittorio "Accattone" Cataldi:I know what has to be done in Italy. Lincoln freed the slaves... but our rulers caused slavery. With a tommy gun in my hand there'd be few left!See more »
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Featured in Pier Paolo Pasolini (1995)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Accattone: a story of the Roman lumpenproletariat, 17 December 2006
Author: crlsimon from Italy, Rome

Just to start with, Accattone was not filmed in Naples but in Rome. Someone might have brought to that understanding by some Neapolitans gangsters that appear at some point in the movie As for the "ruins" that scatter the landscape, they are mostly buildings that will soon replace the barracks such as the one in which Accattone lives, or the Acquedotto Felice, an ancient Roman aqueduct that runs close to Prenestina and Casilina, two Roman suburbs, that you can see in Mamma Roma as well. Franco Citti, the character of Accattone, perfectly embodies the roman lumpenproletariat of the time: idle, fatalistic and desperate. Pasolini met Franco's brother Sergio, a plasterer, hanging around Cinecittà in 1951. He introduced him to his brother Franco that became Pasolini's dialectical adviser for Accattone, Mamma Roma and his book "Ragazzi di vita"; his "living vocabulary" as he called him. Indeed, Pasolini interests for dialects and slangs (Roman is not really a dialect anymore but a slang) was not disappointed. The dialogues between the characters are full of fantasy: rude and in some way reminiscent of their peasant past. A must see if you're interested in Neorealism and in the "ways of the underworld lumpenproletariat". Someone connected this movie with Bunuel's "Los Olvidados". I definitely agree.

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