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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...
RoGoPaG (Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jean Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Roberto Rossellini,1963):
RoGoPag is an anthology of four short films by a quartet of world-renowned directors. Roberto Rosselini's Illibatezza (Virginity) chronicles a beautiful Italian stewardess's efforts to dissuade a desperate American suitor despite his near-psychotic persistence.
Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial La Ricotta (Curd Cheese) takes an irony-laden look at the bizarre goings-on during a film shoot that aims to re-create the Biblical story of Jesus (starring Orson Welles as an incredibly pretentious director).
Jean-Luc Godard's Il Nuevo Mondo (New World) equates the ending of a problematic love affair with a tragic nuclear holocaust.
And finally, Ugo Gregoretti's Il Pollo Ruspante (Range-Grown Chicken) takes a comedic - and tragic - look at the world of advertising, as a young family treks into the country to contemplate buying a plot of land. With these shorts, each director takes time to further explore the themes that permeate their feature-length works, focusing on issues of religion, jealousy, and corporate influence in the early 1960s.
Love Meetings (1965):
Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's virginity matters, how they view homosexuals, how sex and honor connect, if divorce should be legal, and if they support closing the brothels (the Merlina Act). He periodically checks in with Alberto Moravia and Cesare Musatti. Bersani is intrusive and judgemental, prodding those who answer. The film's thesis: despite the booming post-war economy, Italians' attitudes toward sex are either rigidly Medieval (the poor and the South) or muddled and self-censoring (the bourgeoisie and the North).
Year 1961 ; 1963 ; 1965
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Duration 5 hours 17 minutes (approx)