La commare secca ('The Grim Reaper')

Film, Drama
La commare secca

Bernardo Bertolucci. Italy. 1962. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 93’.

Acclaimed debut of a very young Bernardo Bertolucci (he was only 22 years old), based on a screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Near a public park, on rocky ground near the Tiber in Rome lies the body of a prostitute. The police investigations focus on the Roman underworld of thieves, pimps and others on the fringes of society.

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