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Pasolini (2014)

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Maurizio Braucci, Abel Ferrara (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Pier Paolo Pasolini
Ninetto Davoli ... Epifanio
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Ninetto Davoli
Valerio Mastandrea ... Nico Naldini
Roberto Zibetti ... Carlo
Andrea Bosca ... Andrea Fago
Giada Colagrande ... Graziella Chiarcossi
Damiano Tamilia Damiano Tamilia ... Pino Pelosi
Francesco Siciliano ... Furio Colombo
Luca Lionello ... Narrator (voice)
Salvatore Ruocco ... Politician
Adriana Asti ... Susanna Pasolini
Maria de Medeiros ... Laura Betti
Guillaume Rumiel Braun ... Interviewer (as Lucien Rumiel)
Dounia Sichov Dounia Sichov ... Hostess
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A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

France | Belgium | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пазолини See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,362, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$30,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$551,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ninetto Davoli, who plays Epifanio in this film, has acted in many of Pier Paolo Pasolini's films and was, for a period of time, his lover. He is also a character in the film, played by Riccardo Scamarcio. See more »

Quotes

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Let me be frank to you.
Pier Paolo Pasolini: I have been to hell and I know things that don't disturb other people's dreams
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Connections

Referenced in Entre deux inconnus (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Canto delle Lavandaie del Vomero
Neapolitan Traditional song
Performed by Roberto Murolo
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The Final Day
17 October 2019 | by Screen_O_GenicSee all my reviews

An observational glimpse on the last hours of the famed and controversial Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Pasolini" is a glacial record of art and society in 1970s Italy. Willem Dafoe plays the complicated artist highlighting the man's torment and humanity. The real life Pasolini's oddball intensity is missing in this portrayal; rather, Dafoe embodies a reserved, cultured homosexual who lived the opposite worlds of cultivated society and the seamy underworld. Amidst this depiction is the backdrop of a turbulent Rome in the throes of political and social unrest. Being an Abel Ferrara flick there's nudity and some graphic sex (both straight and gay) that provides some chuckles and titillation. While not for everyone this highbrow and arty film serves as a compelling tribute to one of the most fascinating artistic figures of the 20th-Century.


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