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Mamma Roma -- Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son.

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Release Date:
18 January 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Whatever you do to your mother will come back around to you. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anna Magnani ... Mamma Roma
Ettore Garofolo ... Ettore

Franco Citti ... 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
Emanuele Di Bari ... Gennarino il trovatore
Antonio Spoletini ... Un pompieretto
Nino Bionci ... Un pittoretto
Nino Venzi ... Un cliente (A client)
Maria Bernardini ... La sposa (The Bride)
Santino Citti ... Padre della sposa (Bride's father)
Renato Montalbano ... Un infermiere (Nurse)

Lamberto Maggiorani ... Un malato (Sick man)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renato Capogna ... Pimp (uncredited)
Mario Cipriani ... Thug (uncredited)
Renato Troiani ... Pimp (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Produced by
Alfredo Bini .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Art Direction by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Makeup Department
Marcello Ceccarelli .... makeup artist
Amalia Paoletti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eliseo Boschi .... production manager
Fernando Franchi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlo Di Carlo .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... sound mixer
Leopoldo Rosi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Delli Colli .... camera operator
Gioacchino Sofia .... assistant camera
Angelo Novi .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Andreina Casini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Rustichelli .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Franco Casati .... production secretary
Sergio Citti .... additional dialogue
Lina D'Amico .... script girl
Giulio De Stephanis .... cashier
Bruno Frascà .... production secretary
Mirella Gamacchio .... script girl (as Mirella Comacchio)
Vincenzo Taito .... administration inspector
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
106 min | USA:110 min | Argentina:110 min | UK:95 min (original version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 | Argentina:13 (with warning) (re-release) | Australia:M | Finland:S | Italy:VM14 (cinema release) (1962) | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:7 | Spain:T (DVD re-rating) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1997) | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
Una vez me dormíSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Whatever you do to your mother will come back around to you., 28 July 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

If Sarah Palin wants to support what she calls her "Mama Grizzlies," she should have Mamma Roma in her stable. This woman (Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo, The Secret of Santa Vittoria) is one tough grizzly, especially when it comes to her son, and trying to keep him on the straight and narrow.

She used to be a woman of the evening, until her pimp (Franco Citti - Accattone!, Godfather III) marries a country girl and retires, letting her reclaim her now teenage son (Ettore Garofolo in his first film) and move to Rome.

He soon falls for a loose woman and in with some unsavory characters. That's when the grizzly rears on her hind legs and goes to work.

Director Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Gospel According to St. Matthew, The Decameron, and the last before he was murdered, Salò) used Citti in many of his films. His films, while critically acclaimed, could draw moral outrage. Five minutes were cut from this film by the Italian authorities; although I can only guess where. He still was one of the best, and directed a winner here.

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