Vittorio Accattone has never worked a day in his life, leading a hand-to-mouth existence on the margins of society: prostituting women, scrounging, and exploiting. When his most successful sex worker Maddalena is jailed, his fortunes begin to dwindle, forcing him to confront his own existence.
The holy and the damned. The Renaissance reborn to pimps, poets, and hustlers. A work of first starts and last stands, Pasolini’s vivid debut is often cited as the last of the Italian neorealist films. Shining a light on the lives of the urban poor, Accattone unearths the sacred in the profane.
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