About

After years spent working as a prostitute in her Italian village, middle-aged Mamma Roma has saved enough money to buy herself a fruit stand so that she can have a respectable middle-class life and reestablish contact with the 16-year-old son she abandoned when he was an infant. But her former pimp threatens to expose her sordid past, and her troubled son seems destined to fall into a life of crim...

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Directed by

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Written by

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Cast

Keywords

thief friendship parent child relationship single mother church prostitute wedding lgbt pimp bar rome italy iconography neorealism

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#943 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?