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2. Mamma Roma (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?
3. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »
4. La rabbia (1963)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
"La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950s) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, ... See full summary »
5. Love Meetings (1964)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's ... See full summary »
6. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
54 min | Documentary
While scouting locations for his classic "The Gospel According to St. Matthew", director Pier Paolo Pasolini noticed that filming in the actual site of the story, in Palestine, wouldn't be ... See full summary »
8. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.
9. The Witches (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.
10. Oedipus Rex (1967)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »
11. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)
95 min | Comedy
The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.
14. Love and Anger (1969)
102 min | Drama
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »
15. Porcile (1969)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »
16. Medea (1969)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy
After his quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason returns to Greece with the powerful sorceress, Medea. However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Can they escape her wrath?
19. The Walls of Sana'a (1971)
13 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary footage of the city of Sana'a in Yemen, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, with a voice-over calling for UNESCO to protect the city's architectural heritage before it is destroyed by development.
21. 12 dicembre (1972)
104 min | Documentary
On December 12th, 1969 a bomb went off at the Piazza Fontana in Milan that killed 16 people and injured 84. Railway worker and anarchist activist Giuseppe Pinelli was picked up, along with ... See full summary »
23. Arabian Nights (1974)
NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Ancient Arabia. A youth is chosen by a beautiful slave girl to be her new master; she is kidnapped and they must search for each other. Stories are told within stories; love, travel and the whims of destiny.
24. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.