About the film
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Release Date: August 31, 1962
|Production Companies||:||Arco Film|
|Director||:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
|Writers||:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
After years spent working as a prostitute in her Italian village, middle-aged Mamma Roma has saved enough money to buy herself a fruit stand so that she can have a respectable middle-class life and reestablish contact with the 16-year-old son she abandoned when he was an infant. But her former pimp threatens to expose her sordid past, and her troubled son seems destined to fall into a life of crime and violence.