Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Pier Paolo Pasolini was born March 5th, 1922 in Bologna, Italy. A brilliant provocateur, he was a poet, novelist, painter, screenwriter and actor and one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers. His first film, Accattone (1961) was based on two of his novels, and depicted the violent life of a pimp in the Roman slums. His films were frequently considered scandalous, even if they were often adaptations of classical literary texts. An intellectual, he was an interesting mix of Catholic, atheist, and Marxist ideologue.

He died on November 2nd, 1975, murdered in circumstances yet to be solved, shortly after completing his nownmemorable film, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.