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Death of a Friend (1960)

Morte di un amico (original title)
Two young people trickle and steal and exploit prostitutes.

Director:

Franco Rossi

Writers:

Giuseppe Berto (story), Oreste Biancoli (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Aldo
Spyros Fokas ... Bruno (as Spiros Focás)
Didi Perego Didi Perego ... Lea
Angela Luce ... Franca
Anna Mazzuchelli Anna Mazzuchelli ... Adriana
Fanfulla ... DeAmicis
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Il Francese
Olimpia Cavalli Olimpia Cavalli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ... Aldo's Mother
Simonetta Santaniello Simonetta Santaniello
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Two young people trickle and steal and exploit prostitutes.

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 May 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

...und zu leicht befunden See more »

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Universalcine See more »
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Mono
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5 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

MORTE DI UN AMICO ("Death of a Friend") of Franco Rossi, from a screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini and others, reveals the strong hand Pasolini in its depiction of life at the geographical, social, economic, and moral edge of Rome. The two heroes (played by Gianni Garko and Spiros Focas) are pimps, like the protagonist of Pasolini's own ACCATTONE. The relationship between Aldo and Bruno and the bourgeois society which rejects them is a complex one. The pimps are both callous and caring; their prostitutes are by turn vindictive and generous. MORTE DI UN AMICO is an unsettling, powerful, and ultimately very moving film from that fertile period of Italian cinema that brought us L'AVVENTURA, ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, ACCATTONE, and LA DOLCE VITA.


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