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The title comes straight (without dots and question mark) from a 1962 Italian movie directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini...here's a bit of the story ...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 she was a prostitute he succumbs to the dark side with the petty theft of a radio in a hospital and goes to prison. The lingering shots of Ettore, strapped to a prison bed in his underwear are seductive and haunting, as are shots of Mamma Roma walking at night, joined by different men in conversation, one after another in one continuous shot.... nowadays, where is "Mamma Roma"? Maybe on a bus advertising?...hmmm, I don't think so ....

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