Mamma Roma

Mamma Roma

  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Countries of origin: Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Release date: January 18, 1965
  • Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Мама Рома
  • Mamma Roma is a feature film written and directed by PP Pasolini and starring Anna Magnani and Ettore Garofolo .
    The film tells the story of Mamma Roma who raised her son by working as a prostitute, but the son can't understand her after knowing the truth and embarks on a criminal path   . The film was released in Italy on August 31, 1962.


    • Release date January 18, 1965
    • Filming locations Rome, Lazio, Italy
    • Production companies Arco Film

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    • By Cecile 2022-11-24 08:10:13

      From Kabylia to Roma Mama

      At the end of "Night of Kabylia", Kabylia walks down the road in the dark night, a group of kind-hearted strangers sing and dance around her, and a black tear falls on her smiling face. A moment of glory like the arrival of an angel.

      But that would not be reality, and the film is also considered the end of Neorealism. At the same time, the scarier reality is that life goes on.

      Director Pasolini is one of the screenwriters...

    • By Dylan 2022-10-20 18:05:28

      feel and gaze

      Pasolini's neo-realism in the 1960s, compared to the works of his predecessors, such as Desica and Visconti, has a looser story structure, and there are a lot of close-ups in photography rather than panorama or long-range scenery rich in mise-en-scene elements. Like "The Beggar", "Mama Roma" also shows us the joys, sorrows and sorrows of the protagonist's daily life like prose. The camera follows the protagonist, and from time to time the focus shifts to the faces of characters that are not...

    • By Justyn 2022-09-23 06:40:46


      Pasolini's early films were heavily influenced by Neorealism. From the theme to the character setting, from the image style to the line design, there is a simple and desolate atmosphere; the attention to the lower-level characters and the continuous deepening of the theme of mother's love fully demonstrate the director's positive attitude towards the tragic life, trying to make the desolate human nature from Freed from a miserable environment. What caught my attention more was the director's...

    • By Franco 2022-09-03 00:40:44

      Pasolini's "Mother of Rome"

      When Fasbender used a title "He is a legend" before, he felt that his experience and career completely matched these four words. Thinking about it now, Pasolini, another legendary figure in film history, should not be happy. Willing to believe that the extracurricular life of these two directors is very exciting, there is no doubt, but these have nothing to do with their work, or you can say that everything other than the film has nothing to do with the film itself - we do not need to...

    • By Ladarius 2022-07-07 21:33:53

      every prostitute is a mary

      The work is too tiring, the
      tuition is too expensive
      , the children of Jesus are waiting in line, the

      benefits the highest, and the
      material is the most beautiful. The children of
      Jesus have just learned

      to be sublime, and the
      vulgar is also towards the children of
      Jesus. The face of Jesus' children is haggard. After

      weeping , we are drunk, we are
      in pain, and we are sorry.
      Tonight we sleep with Jesus....

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    • By Lizzie 2022-12-03 15:22:02

      The mother and son in the film are the epitome of post-war Italy. The shackles of class, the difficulties of adults, and the confusion of young people, all make people feel hopeless. The actor of the gangster's son was an amateur gangster that Pasolini found on the street. Halfway through the filming, the male protagonist was detained. He was released a month later before the director resumed filming. Later, the boy became Pasolini's deputy. Director and...

    • By Wellington 2022-11-23 19:11:58

      When you see a former pimp say to a former prostitute, "I wouldn't be a pimp if it wasn't for you", you will see how shameless this kind of man is. A good life that could have been ruined by two men, threatened by a pimp and told her son that she used to be a prostitute if she didn't go back to her old business, the son became mad when others found out that his mother was standing on the street at night, what a pity in the world Everyone would not tolerate him like his mother, and finally...

    • By Cade 2022-11-12 20:36:56

      The unique and restrained beauty emerges sharply and abruptly from the rough background, and the high-pitched singing echoes with a silent tearing feeling above the rubble and thorns. The effect resembles his poetry, but it may not be all good for the movie. Full of ominous omen, I guess the director's mother wouldn't like it. PS: The last patient that was stolen was Lamberto...

    • By Harmon 2022-11-08 09:07:02

      It's sad and heartbreaking to watch. Why didn't my mother suffer and suffer for me, and her wrist was pushed by the bad guy. For me, she is never young again. It was heart-wrenching pain to see. Yet I am her endless night, the abyss that pushes her into the...

    • By Brittany 2022-09-27 18:24:13

      4.5 Pasolini like this is more acceptable, the Thousand and One Nights is indigestible.... Pasolini in the new realism is amazing! Similar suburban junctions, and even similar flea markets, women who give everything for their sons are more than in Italy, the hearty laughter is full of hardships in life, the long shots of the streets at night twice are of high standard and smooth and dripping accusations ; Later, in Fellini's autobiography, I saw him write the heroine Magnani of the film: "She...

    Movie plot

    Mamma Roma is a milf prostitute, she has gone through vicissitudes of life to get rid of her lover's entanglement and decided to wash away the beauty and raise her son in the country. Unexpectedly, because his son has not seen her for many years, even if they are reunited, the relationship between the two is still cold. The gambler's lover chased after her again to blackmail her, threatening to tell her son about her scandal of being a...
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    Pasolini's Mamma Roma showcases actress Anna Magnani's innate beauty at its most elegant   . (Commented by American musician Thurston Moore) There is nothing novel about the lens language of the film, but the narrative is very clear, simple and realistic, and the "line drawing" technique in literary works is widely used, which is easy to be accepted. A mother improves her son's quality of life by selling herself to help her son live a...
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    Movie quotes

    • Tonino: Everybody goes with her, even the garbage men. She's good-looking, though. You should see her legs.

    • Tonino: Are you leaving us high and dry? Just like the Germans, you come and take over.

    • Ettore: What am I going to Biancofiore's for?

      Mamma Roma: You'll thank your mother later!