The continuing negative effects of poverty on a mother trying to improve her life for herself and her son
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini
Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?