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Accattone! ()

Accattone (original title)
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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.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
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Vittorio "Accattone" Cataldi
Franca Pasut ...
Stella
Silvana Corsini ...
Maddalena
Paola Guidi ...
Ascenza
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Amore
Luciano Conti ...
Il Moicano
Luciano Gonini ...
Piede D'Oro
Renato Capogna ...
Renato
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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
Edgardo Siroli ...
Farlocco
Renato Terra ...
Farlocco
Emanuele Di Bari ...
Sor Pietro
Franco Marucci ...
Accattone's Friend
Carlo Sardoni ...
Accattone's Friend
Adriana Moneta ...
Margheritona
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Becchino
Danilo Alleva ...
Iaio
Sergio Citti ...
Waiter
Elsa Morante ...
A prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriele Baldini ...
Intellectual (uncredited)
Franco Venditti ...
Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Pier Paolo Pasolini ... (story)
 
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... (screenplay)
 
Sergio Citti ... (additional dialogue)

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Alfredo Bini ... producer
Cino Del Duca ... producer

Cinematography by

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Tonino Delli Colli

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Nino Baragli

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Flavio Mogherini

Set Decoration by

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Gino Lazzari

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Cesare Biseo ... makeup artist

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Marcello Bollero ... production manager
Eliseo Boschi ... production supervisor

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Bernardo Bertolucci ... assistant director
Leopoldo Savona ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Manlio Magara ... boom operator
Luigi Puri ... sound
Antonio Catalano ... sound restoration: Italian (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Franco Delli Colli ... camera operator
Gioacchino Sofia ... assistant camera

Music Department

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Carlo Rustichelli ... musical director

Other crew

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Lina D'Amico ... script supervisor
Paolo Ferrari ... voice dubbing: Franco Citti (uncredited)
Isabel Mulá ... intern (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Franca Pasut (uncredited)
Luisella Visconti ... voice dubbing: Adriana Asti (uncredited)
Monica Vitti ... voice dubbing: Paola Guidi (uncredited)
Ileana Zezza ... voice dubbing: Silvana Corsini (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In a seedy section of Rome, Vittorio Cataldi - "Accattone" ("beggar" in Italian) to those that know him - lives off the avails of prostitution, Maddalena being his one and only girl. He is married to Ascenza with who he has one young son named Iaio, but he does not live with them - they who live with her father and brother - provide for them, or play any important part of their lives. He generally hangs out with his similarly slack life friends playing cards and drinking. His source of income is threatened when Maddalena is injured being hit by a motorcyclist, then beaten by rivals of his, which leads to her being arrested and jailed for a year. Largely because of Iaio, Accattone contemplates going straight and getting a real job. Then he meets Stella, a young innocent woman who has had a hard life, but who is not as naive to the ways of the world as she first appears. Accattone falls in love with her, but as the thought of working a steady job now becomes abhorrent, contemplates pimping for Stella. As Accattone and Stella's relationship progresses, Accattone's past may come back to haunt him. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Scrounger (United States)
  • Accattone! (United States)
  • The Procurer (United Kingdom)
  • Accatone (France)
  • Luderkarlen Accattone (Denmark)
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  • 117 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia "Accattone" is Roman dialect and derives from "accattare" (to take, gain or acquire, often by illegal or otherwise unorthodox means). It indicates a beggar, and was mainly used in a non-literal sense, that is, it does not indicate a professional beggar but someone who lives of expedients: small thefts, begging, small-time frauds. It is a heavily derogatory term, and the leading character's having it as a nickname means he was held in low esteem even by other criminals (as this was usually the case for pimps, as they exploited prostitutes and gained money but did not personally risk their lives and health, unlike thieves, robbers and other members of the underworld). This word has become almost obsolete in Roman dialect nowadays. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Red Italy (1979). See more »
Soundtracks St Matthew Passion See more »
Quotes Amore: Be like me, don't love anyone, so I'm called Amore.
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