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Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1963 (Italy)
4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Bruce Balaban Bruce Balaban ... Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino Maria Pia Schiaffino ... Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Jean-Marc Bory ... Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra Stewart ... Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
Orson Welles ... The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Mario Cipriani Mario Cipriani ... Stracci / Good Thief (segment "La ricotta")
Laura Betti ... The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini Edmonda Aldini ... Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Ettore Garofolo ... Angel (segment "La ricotta")
Ugo Tognazzi ... Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Lisa Gastoni ... Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Ricky Tognazzi ... The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito Antonella Taito ... The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
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4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalyptic world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one, but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking (and to get some food). The central character's hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally, Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a materialist family inadvertently shows the cynical, metallic-voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Gay beginnings of the end of the world.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 February 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Have a Brainwash See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The section entitled "La Ricotta" is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Mamma Roma (1962). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The city hadn't changed, but Alessandra had. And I didn't know it yet.
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Alternate Versions

The Portuguese subtitled version was shown with episodes in a different order: first Frango no Campo / "Pollo rumpante, Il"; then O Novo Mundo / "Nuovo mondo, Il"; and last "Pureza" / "Illibatezza". Pasolini's episode was totally cut by the scissors of official censorship in the theatrical release. See more »


Soundtracks

Ricotta Twist
by Carlo Rustichelli
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Fair anthology but see it for Pasolini's "La ricotta"
21 February 1999 | by DaveC316See all my reviews

In all, RoGoPaG is not a great film, but Pier Paolo Pasolini's segment, "La ricotta", is one of the controversial Italian director's best film alogside his "Momma Roma", "Accatone", "Teorema", and (many others will disagree and appalled with this) "Salo". It works as a parody on Hollywood-styled religious epics, false religious faith, harsh life of the lower class, and revelation on the bitterness of life as an outsider (with Orson Welles playing a director and with his reading of Pasolini's poem from "Momma Roma" to a reporter who cared nothing but useless interviews). It's a multi-layered film, but is also enjoyable. (As a footnote, the segment was condemned by the Italian Catholic church and the entire film was held from release until the segment was edited slightly. It is not, however, in any way, blasphemous.)


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