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Abel Ferrara documents the final day in the life of Italian writer, director, and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini in this deeply reflective biopic starring Willem Dafoe. The year is 1975. The fiercely political Pasolini (Dafoe) is in the process of defending his latest film Salo, 120 Days of Sodom from the censors when he returns home to his mother's house in Rome, and prepares to discuss his career in a candid interview. In the midst of all of this inspiration strikes, and Pasolini begins making preparations for his next film. Meanwhile, the director takes a handsome young hustler to a local beach for a late night tryst, never sensing the danger that dwells out there in the darkness until it's already too late. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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  • Ferrara creates a palimpsest of ideas, though I found those imaginary recreations of finite dramatic interest.

    Sep 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A flawed film of unvarnished integrity.

    Sep 11, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • It's profane and it's precious and it glows like the moon.

    Sep 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

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  • The result borders on incoherence, providing few startling insights for aficionados and minimal illumination for the uninitiated.

    Sep 8, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Presumably, to understand Pasolini is to excavate him from the twisted miasma Ferrara has created in his image.

    Sep 8, 2014 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

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  • "Narrative art, as you all know, is dead," we hear Pasolini proclaim at one stage, and Ferrara has certainly taken that adage to heart, leaving his film to grow on the viewer incrementally.

    Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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