Mamma roma

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Summary

  • A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricte herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy.

Notes

  • DVD release of a 1962 motion picture.
  • Special features: Interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci, Tonino Delli Colli, and Enzo Siciliano ; original theatrical trailer ; poster gallery ; Pier Paolo Pasolini (58 min. ; 1995) / Ivo Barnabo Micheli ; La ricotta (35 min. ; 1963) / Pasolini ; a 32-page booklet featuring excerpted interviews with Pasolini on Mamma Roma and La ricotta, and essays by novelist and culture critic Gary Indiana and Pasolini biographer Enzo Siciliano.
  • DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
  • In Italian with English subtitles.
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