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Pier Paolo Pasolini

About the director

Pier Paolo Pasolini is born on 5th March 1922 in Bologna as the son of the officer Carlo Alberto Pasolini and the teacher Susanna Colussi. Already in 1942 he publishes his first lyric volume. After the Second World War he joins the Italian Communist Party, but is expelled after publicly admitting to his homosexuality. 1955 his first novel 'Ragazzi di Vita' is published, six years later his first film 'Accatone' is released. As a poet and director Pier Paolo Pasolini stands up for the socially discriminated doesn't stop criticizing Italian society, particularly its authoritarian power structures. In the night of 2nd November 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered in Ostia.

Films


Accattone (IT 1961, 111 min)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pasolini's film debut!

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Gastmahl der Liebe (IT 1963, 90 min)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Let's talk about sex - Italy before '68

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Grosse Vögel, kleine Vögel (IT 1966, 88 min)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Words on the destiny of man from the beak of a raven

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Der Schweinestall (Porcile) (I, F 1969, 98 min)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Disgust of consumerism leads Pasolini's work directly into cannibalism. First German release!

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