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Pasolini (2014)

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


Abel Ferrara


Maurizio Braucci, Abel Ferrara (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Stewardess


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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Both Willem Dafoe and Riccardo Scamarcio have played roles in the John Wick franchise. Dafoe appearing as Marcus in John Wick (2014) and Scamarcio has Santino D'Antonio in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). See more »


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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Referenced in Entre deux inconnus (2015) See more »


Una voce poco fa (cavatina di Rosina)
From the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Maria Callas
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a sketch
24 May 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a real good film. for the flavor of the period, for the presence of Ninetto Davoli, for the performance of Willem Dafoe, for the status of precise map for Pasolini's universe, for the passion of director. a film like an old picture. support for memories, reflection, rediscover the name of one of the greatest conscience of Italian XX century. an occasion to understand an universe. not in its profound sense but in its precise borders. at first sigh confuse, it is only expression of absence of courage. Abel Ferrara has not a clear way for explore the world of Pasolini.or the courage to create the painting more than its sketch. but he has an idea. result - few lines, short images, suggestion and words, the interview and the family around the table, the meeting with young man and the dream of a travel to noway. sure, it could be disappointment.the looking for the heart of life is only suggested ignoring its fundamental position in Pasaolini's work. but it remains a good film. for the silences. for emotions. for the pieces of a life who remains an important legacy for our time. because the questions are the same. because the answers are ambiguous. and the voice of Psolini, in his writings, interview or films remains high powerful.

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Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пазолини See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,362, 12 May 2019

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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