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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Date of Birth: Mar 5, 1922

Country: Italy

Total Titles at Criticker: 38 - You've Seen 38

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Titles You've Ranked (38)
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La lunga notte del La lunga notte del '43 (1960)
Summary: In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of power of a very fanatical local fascist leader, who gets the hold with a massacre of Pacific opposers, among them, the father of the young desertor. Oppresive fog covers both dramas, as a reminder of how values such as courage, love and truth are fading. (imdb)
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Una vita violenta Una vita violenta (1962)
Summary: Relates the story of a young man, Tommaso, caught up with his friends in a life of drinking, crime, delinquency, and prostitution. After a spell in prison and having witnessed many of those friends' lives come to sad and violent ends, Tommaso tries to change the direction of his life when he meets a young girl, Irene, but life has other plans for him. (homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.uk)
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Flucht in die Dolomiten Flucht in die Dolomiten (1955)
Summary: Giovanni lives at Lake Garda and has an unsuccessful shipyard. He is accused of murdering his brother and flees into the mountains.
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Bell Bell' Antonio (1960)
Summary: Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the town learns about his trouble they start laughing at him... (imdb)
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La Commare secca La Commare secca (1962)
Summary: Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night... (imdb)
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Le mura di Sana Le mura di Sana'a (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: Short film about a city in Yemen.
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Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965)
Summary: Director Pier Paolo Pasolini visits the original sites of the Gospel: Lake Tiberius, the Jordan River and Jerusalem., looking for the locations for The Gospel According To St. Matthew.
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Nights of Cabiria Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Summary: A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finding only heartbreak. (imdb)
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La Notte brava La Notte brava (1959)
Summary: Two young unenployed men, Scintillone and Ruggeretto, pick up a couple of prostitutes. They hope their company will help them sell some rifles they have stolen. On their way they meet Bella Bella, who also aids them in selling the goods...
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Ostia Ostia (1970)
Summary: Tale of two anarchistic brothers whose close ties are sometimes equivocal. They end up fighting over a prostitute who has moved in with them and who they at first do not touch but then covet. (bfi)
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Walking with Pasolini Walking with Pasolini (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: A documentary that tells a story of who Pasolini was, his beliefs, why he made Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and what happened in the UK when the film was released in 1977. (imdb)
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Salò: Fade to Black Salò: Fade to Black (2001)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Documentary on Pasolini's Salo: 120 Days of Sodom.
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Il gobbo Il gobbo (1960)
Summary: Alvaro Cosenza, also known as the Hunchback from Quarticciolo (Il Gobbo del Quarticciolo), during Rome's occupation by Nazis in 1943, decides to revolt. (imdb)
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Pasolini prossimo nostro Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006)
Summary: We are on the set of "Salò or the 120 days of Sodom". Pasolini lets a small camera team led by the journalist Gideon Bachmann follow him around engaging him in a long and extraordinary interview/conversation. The interview turns into a long, clear-sighted and violent attack on society that accompanies photos of the set in a surprising juxtaposition of film and reality, revealing Pasolini's metaphorical portrait of modernity. (imdb)
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Salò d Salò d'hier à aujourd'hui (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: Short Documentary about the making of Pasolini's controversial film.
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Storie scellerate Storie scellerate (1973)
Summary: Set in Papal Rome in the middle of the nineteenth century. Four Roman stories told by two good-for-nothings travelling together who accidentally kill an old man. This provides the fifth and final story (bfi)
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Marisa la civetta Marisa la civetta (1957)
Summary: Marisa is a provocative, flirtatious girl who is much sought-after. She falls in love with a sailor called Angelo and the two become engaged but during Angelo's absence, Marisa ruins everything. (surffilm.com)
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Kill and Pray Kill and Pray (1967)
Summary: The son of a Mexican bandit comes upon a village that is under the thumb of a deranged former Confederate officer, who is--among other things--stealing land from the locals with phony land grants. (imdb)
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Amore e rabbia Amore e rabbia (1969)
Summary: Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a couple injured in a car crash. A man, stripped of his identity, dies in bed with actors expressing his agony. A cheerful, innocent young man walking a city street in a time of war pays a price for this innocence... (imdb)
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Capriccio all Capriccio all'italiana (1968)
Summary: Six short films. "What are the clouds" directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Totò is a puppet painted green is thrown ina landfill with a second puppet (Ninetto Davoli) at the endof a play. Will they still find a reason for watching an extraordinarily magical sky. "Monster of Sunday" Directed by Steno starring Totò.Antonio De Curtis is a monster obsessed by 60's youths with long hair... (antoniodecurtis.org)
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Accattone Accattone (1961)
Summary: Pasolini's first film is a painfully realistic study of a pimp in Rome. Vittorio Accattone has never worked a day in his life... (imdb)
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Arabian Nights Arabian Nights (1974)
Summary: In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story... (imdb)
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Porcile Porcile (1969)
Summary: Two dramatic stories. In an undeterminated past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julius, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships. (imdb)
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Mamma Roma Mamma Roma (1962)
Summary: Mamma Roma is a middle-aged whore of Roma. Now she can quit her job to become a fruit seller. And she can take back her 16-year-old son... (imdb)
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Edipo re Edipo re (1967)
Summary: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity... (imdb)
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The Decameron The Decameron (1971)
Summary: An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich... (imdb)
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Summary: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (imdb)
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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales (1972)
Summary: Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini's sexually explicit retelling of "The Canterbury Tales" take Chaucer's famous stories into the realm of wild expressionism and beyond. Filmed on location in England, Pasolini's "Canterbury Tales" brings the bawdy world of Chaucer vividly to life, complete with a rendering of hell that would have made Hieronymus Bosch proud. (rottentomatoes.com)
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The Witches The Witches (1967)
Summary: This Dino De Laurentiis production from 1965 is actually an anthology of five different directors' work, each telling their own stories about witches. The five stories are "The Witch Burned Alive", "Civic Sense", "The Earth As Seen From The Moon", "The Girl From Sicily", and "A Night Like Any Other". (All Movie Guide)
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Medea Medea (1969)
Summary: To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice helps crops to grow... (imdb)
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Comizi d Comizi d'amore (1965)
Summary: 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. (imdb)
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RoGoPaG RoGoPaG (1963)
Summary: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend... (imdb)
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La rabbia La rabbia (1963)
Summary: "La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing Pier Paolo Pasolini and conservative Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of and prescriptions for modern society. (imdb)
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Appunti per un film sull Appunti per un film sull'India (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Pasolini travels to India to make notes about a future film he planned on making. He examines differences between the modern India and the historical one found in its mythologies and vedic texts by posing a particular question based on a didactic anecdote that no longer seems to apply in a twentieth century world. This 'prehistory' forms most of the first part of the film. The second part covers a modern India marred by social divisions, overpopulation and poverty.
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Appunti per un Appunti per un'Orestiade africana (1970)
Summary: The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia (imdb)
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Teorema Teorema (1968)
Summary: A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ? (imdb)
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The Hawks and the Sparrows The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Summary: On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois sent them to preach for hawks and sparrows. A reflexion about idealism. (imdb)
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Salò, or The 120 Days Of Sodom Salò, or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)
Summary: Four fascist libertines round up 9 teenages boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.