Who Killed Pasolini?


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A provocative feature film which explores the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of film director Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975. Pasolini's life was one of almost constant controversy. His contentious views on religion, politics and culture aroused the full spectrum of emotions in Italian

Film Details

Also Known As
Pasolini, an Italian Crime, un Delitto Italiano
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ROXIE
Location
Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A provocative feature film which explores the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of film director Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975. Pasolini's life was one of almost constant controversy. His contentious views on religion, politics and culture aroused the full spectrum of emotions in Italian society. His gritty, visceral work was simultaneously hailed as brilliant and condemned for its generous use of sex, violence and anti-establishment "blasphemy." Everything about him aroused scandal--even his death. The 17-year-old youth who bludgeoned him to death, then ran him over with the director's own Alfa Romeo, claimed Pasolini had made homosexual advances toward him. But whether this was the true motive was never satisfactorily answered. Pasolini's vociferous opposition to the ruling class may well have played a part--but so could countless other sensational declarations he made, against industry, the banks, the Mafia, the media... every branch of Italian society.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pasolini, an Italian Crime, un Delitto Italiano
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ROXIE
Location
Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal at the 1995 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1996

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Began shooting January 1994.

Completed shooting Spring 1994.

aspect ratio 1:1.85

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.)