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Accatone! ★★★ 1961

Accatone (Citti), a failure as a pimp, tries his luck as a thief. Hailed as a return to Italian neo-realism, this is a gritty, despairing, and dark look at the lives of the street people of Rome. Pasolini's first outing, adapted by the director from his novel, “A Violent Life.” Pasolini served as mentor to Bernardo Bertolucci, listed in the credits as an assistant director. 116m/B VHS, DVD . IT Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Roberto Scaringelli, Silvana Corsini, Paolo Guidi, Adriana Asti; D: Pier Paolo Pasolini; W: Pier Paolo Pasolini; C: Tonino Delli Colli.