Mamma Roma (1962)

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Mamma Roma is a 1962 drama film written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and starring Anna Magnani. An ex-prostitute, Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani), tries to start a new life selling vegetables with her 16-year-old son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo). When he later finds out that she was a prostitute, he succumbs to the dark side with the petty theft of a radio in a hospital and goes to prison.

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