Not Rated | | Drama
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?
At the films premiere in the Quattro Fontane Cinema (Rome, 22nd September 1962), Mr. Pier Paolo Pasolini was attacked by fascists who protested against the film.
Good thing I'm taking you back to Rome with me or who knows what you'd end up like here.
Ettore: Why are you taking me to Rome?
Mamma Roma: To keep the Pope company!
When Mamma Roma removes Clementina's veil and puts it on her own head, the camera cuts to Carmine's reaction. Next to him, we can see the sides of the veil still on Clementina's head.