by Pier Paolo Pasolini 2h Italy 1961
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What always bewilders me is how Pasolini is able to conciliate marxism with the quest for spirituality. 

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by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Franco Citti : Vittorio
  • Silvana Corsini : Maddalena
  • Franca Pasut : Stella
  • Paola Guidi : Ascenza
  • And with: Luciano Gonini, Adriana Asti, Adèle Cambria, Luciano Conti, Adriana Moneta


  • Director Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Scenario Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Dialogs Sergio Citti
  • Photo director Tonino Delli Colli
  • Costume Design Flavio Mogherini
  • Sound Luigi Puri
  • Editing Nino Baragli
  • Producer Alfredo Bini, Cino Del Duca
  • Production Compagny Arco Film, Cino Del Duca
  • Distributor M6

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1961
  • Release date for France03/28/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageItalian


Venice Film Festival 1961

Presented Hors-Compétition

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