Accattone / The Scrounger / The Procurer (1961), Comizi d'amore / Love Meetings (1965) DVD9
Accattone (aka: The Scrounger) is Pasolini's first film, but its raw quality perfectly suits the subject matter; the black and white photography crisply capturing the desperate lives of young Italians in the 1960s in a country that hasn't recovered from the Second World War, and where pimping and stealing is commonplace and the future looks just as bleak.

Vittorio 'Accattone' Cataldi (Franco Citti) lives off the immoral earnings of the prostitute Maddalena (Silvana Corsini), until she is beaten badly by a gang in a revenge attack after having turned their leader in to the police. Perhaps in fear of further retribution - her reasoning isn't quite clear - she perjured herself by naming the wrong attackers, which results in her also being sent to jail. Having lived a relatively good life through Maddalena's immoral earnings, Accattone finds that he no longer has anyone to support him. Refusing to find a job because of the low wages, he descends into hunger, tries to scrounge money from his estranged wife to no avail, and eventually seduces the naive Stella (Franca Pasut) in what first appears to be genuine affection but which latterly leads to him becoming her pimp.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cast: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi, Adriana Asti, Luciano Conti, Luciano Gonini, Renato Capogna, Alfredo Leggi
Country: Italy
Genre: Drama

Eureka Masters of Cinema
DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:56:37 | 7.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English

• Pasolini's 1965 feature-length documentary Comizi d'amore (Love Meetings), on the complementary theme of Italian attitudes towards sex
• Original Italian theatrical trailers for both films
• Feature-length audio commentary on Accattone by critic Tony Rayns
• Newly translated optional English subtitles for both films

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Tartan Video
DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:51:47 | 6.38 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano, Russian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English

• Trailer

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