“Damn all women. They take you up to heaven, and then they drop you.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… and leading into more details of their collectively aimless existence, which consists of a resistance to work, an inability to care for offspring, and an overall air of pugnacious rebellion. (“Give me a gun and there’d be nobody left standing.”)
When Accattone falls for Pasut, we vacillate between believing he’ll instantly exploit her, and wondering if she may be the woman who finally turns him “straight”.
Regardless, there’s very little here to give one much hope about the state of post-war Italy and its poverty-stricken inhabitants.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: