Added by on 2014-10-06


Drama / Foreign (1961) 120 minutes ~ Black & White


 Pasolini’s first film is a painfully realistic study of a pimp in Rome. Vittorio Accattone has never worked a day in his life, and has apparently made a good living prostituting his female companion, Maddalena. But her arrest begins his decline; hungry, he begs from churches and even visits his estranged wife and son. When Stella, a lovely and unbelievably innocent peasant worker, enters his life, Accattone tries to find a way, honest or not, to bring back good fortune.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Writers: Pier Paolo Pasolini (story), Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)

Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini