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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 »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Pier Paolo Pasolini
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Ninetto Davoli
Maria de Medeiros ... Laura Betti
Giada Colagrande ... Graziella Chiarcossi
Chiara Caselli ... Laura Betti (voice)
Valerio Mastandrea ... Nico Naldini
Andrea Bosca ... Andrea Fago
Ninetto Davoli ... Epifanio
Adamo Dionisi ... Guide
Adriana Asti Adriana Asti ... Susanna Pasolini
Roberto Zibetti ... Carlo
Luca Lionello ... Narrator (voice)
Tatiana Luter ... Lesbian
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Pier Paolo Pasolini (voice)
Francesco Acquaroli Francesco Acquaroli ... Aldo Pommidoro
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A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

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Biography | Drama

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France | Belgium | Italy

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English | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Пазолини See more »

Filming Locations:

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Dolby Digital

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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 magical the religious and downright dirty
15 January 2018 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I remember the reporting on the sordid killing of poet and director, Pier Paolo Pasolini but was stunned to learn it took place as long ago as 1975, just after the completion of Salo. The last day or so of Pasolini's life is told here in a fittingly realistic and dark way but with clips from that last (very difficult) film and newly shot sequences from the director's script for a newly proposed enterprise, once more mixing the magical the religious and downright dirty. Ferrara is, of course, as uncompromising man as his subject and this believable portrait is simply that rather than some flattering or ego boosting enterprise. Willem Dafoe's performance is quite amazing and the look he achieves quite uncanny, Having an Italian wife who adored Pasolini seems to have helped him with this but it is a truly astonishing performance within a very good film. Neither Ferrara nor Pasolini have produced work that is the easiest to enjoy but nor can either be ignored.


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