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Mamma Roma (1962)

 -  Drama  -  18 January 1995 (USA)
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Mamma Roma is a middle-aged whore of Roma. Now she can quit her job to become a fruit seller. And she can take back her 16-year-old son, Ettore. For him, she dreams of a good position. But ... See full summary »

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Mamma Roma
Ettore Garofolo ...
Ettore
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Carmine
Silvana Corsini ...
Bruna
Luisa Loiano ...
Biancofiore
Paolo Volponi ...
Il Prete (Priest)
Luciano Gonini ...
Zacaria
Vittorio La Paglia ...
Il sig. Pellissier
Piero Morgia ...
Piero
Franco Ceccarelli ...
Carletto
Marcello Sorrentino ...
Tonino
Sandro Meschino ...
Pasquale
Franco Tovo ...
Augusto
Pasquale Ferrarese ...
Lino
Leandro Santarelli ...
Begalo
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Mamma Roma is a middle-aged whore of Roma. Now she can quit her job to become a fruit seller. And she can take back her 16-year-old son, Ettore. For him, she dreams of a good position. But it is perhaps too late for Ettore, whose company includes mostly teenaged louts... Written by Yepok

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At the films premiere in the Quattro Fontane Cinema (Rome, 22nd September 1962), Mr. Pier Paolo Pasolini was attacked by fascists who protested against the film. See more »

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In the opening titles, the music that is playing over the titles is noted as "Concerto in Do maggiore di Vivaldi," which translates in English as "Concerto in C major by Vivaldi." The music actually playing is the Largo (slow) movement from Vivaldi's Concerto in D minor (catalog number RV 540) See more »


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Good early Pasolini!
20 July 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

One of the early Pasolini, Mamma Roma is a forgotten gem of Italian cinema. Some pleasant surprises in this underrated movies, like the amazing performance of `mamma roma' -Anna Magnani , and the MUSIC, mostly classical!!! I can relate this movies with some work done by Vittorio de Sica , but is not so neo-realist, even though sometimes you feel like it is. Symbolism, a very dear approach of later Pasolini's work is present here as well, and we can even see this movie as a Greek tragedy, leaving the viewer's many options to explore. Overall, a well deserved 8.5/10.


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