Accattone (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Accattone , Pier Paolo Pasolini's first feature, is also his first semidocumentary study of "the little homelands": the small, often squalid cultural pockets in the remotest provinces of Italy. Using nonprofessional actors for his leading characters, Pasolini concentrates on Franco Citti, a rural pimp who falls in love with virtuous Franca Pasut. Having previously led an aimless existence, Citti takes a job-and, it is implied, a bath--in hopes of impressing his new girl. It isn't long, however, before Citti gives up both job and Pasut, degenerating into a life of violent crime. As was the case with most of his subsequent films, Pasolini both directed and wrote Accattone, adapting the screenplay from his own novel

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pimp, bad-guy-turns-good, homelessness, love, poverty, prostitute/prostitution, robbery, romance

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High Artistic Quality