Mamma Roma (1962)

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Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?


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  • Ettore Garofolo in Mamma Roma (1962)
  • Anna Magnani in Mamma Roma (1962)
  • Ettore Garofolo in Mamma Roma (1962)
  • Anna Magnani in Mamma Roma (1962)
  • Ettore Garofolo in Mamma Roma (1962)
  • Anna Magnani in Mamma Roma (1962)

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18 January 2008 | Galina_movie_fan
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| Ode to mother's love.
"Mamma Roma"(1962) the second film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, is the brutally realistic in its depiction of life in the slums of Rome yet lyrical ode to mother's love. Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani), a middle-aged prostitute is ready to quit her profession and to start a new life with her teenage son who had spent his childhood in the country and does not know her well. She wants a better life for herself and a meaningful future for her son, and there is not much her Mamma Roma would not do for her son. Things don't go as planned, though...

Anna Magnani was renowned for her earthy, passionate, "woman-of-the-soil" roles and she is one of the main reasons to see the film. She is Rome's flesh and soul, its spirit and symbol, its loud laugh and bitter tears.

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