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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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When Mamma Roma takes off the veil from the bride and puts it on herself, the bride is shown still wearing the veil. See more »

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Unforgettable Pasolini
20 July 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Strong and tragic movie with an amazing Anna Magnani as the broken-down woman who fight for a dignified life in the slum of Rome. Uncompromising social realism and no one could like Pasolini use music as a consequent commentary to the themes in the film. In his movies the music is not isolated to the specific scene, but always to the film as a hole. He does this in a way so that the viewer is being compelled into the movie and becomes an "active" participant in the action. It is characteristic for Italian movies in general, but Pasolini achieved this in the most painfully and hypnotic way. Maybe with a tendency towards the rhetorical but that does not weaken the film. It is a masterpiece!


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