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  A Pasolini's movie with Morricone's music
 engdvd-2006 The Hawks And The Sparrows/Uccellacci e uccellini (1966)
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The Hawks And The Sparrows/Uccellacci e uccellini (1966)
The Hawks And The Sparrows/Uccellacci e uccellini (1966)
About the movie from IMDB


Director:Pier Paolo Pasolini

Writers:Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)
Pier Paolo Pasolini (story)

Release Date:4 May 1966 (Italy) more
Genre:Comedy / History more
Tagline:An off-beat comedy about serious matters by PIER PAOLO PASOLINI.
Plot Summary:On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed... more
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Plot Keywords:Talking Animal / Animal / Historical / Religion / Marxism more
Awards:2 wins & 1 nomination more

Additional Details

Also Known As:Hawks and Sparrows
The Hawks and the Sparrows (USA)
Parents Guide:Add content advisory for parents
Runtime:89 min / Spain:84 min / USA:91 min
Color:Black and White
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1 more
Sound Mix:Mono


On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois sent them to preach for hawks and sparrows. A reflexion about idealism. Written by Yepok

Innocenti Totò (Totò) and his son Innocenti Ninetto (Ninetto Davoli) are drifting in a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey, but when hunger increases, the crow is simply eaten by the drifters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (See here)

001- About the DVD

Director Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring Femi Benussi
Ninetto Davoli
Composer Ennio Morricone
Costume Designer Danilo Donati
Director of Photography Mario Bernardo
Tonino Delli Colli
Editor Nino Baragli
Producer Alfredo Bini
Screenwriter Pier Paolo Pasolini
Orig Year 1964 Running Time 88 Minutes

English dub, Chinese sub, total length 89 minutes
(See here)
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002- About the Movie
The Hawks And The Sparrows/Uccellacci e uccellini (1966)
The Hawks And The Sparrows/Uccellacci e uccellini (1966)


01-Pasolini's comic allegory about politics and religion. A father and son travel down the road of life accompanied by talking crow, who argues ideology with the pair.
Pasolini's fanciful, philosophical fable about a father (Italian clown Toto) and son (Nino Davoli) whose encounter with a talking crow catapults them along a satirical journey of knowledge about the two pillars of modern Italian life--the Church and Marxism.

Screened at 1966 Cannes Film Festival and New York Film Festival. Star Tot?died in April, 1967, at the age of 69. Released in New York City in July, 1967.(See here)

02-The Hawks And The Sparrows [DVD] (1966)
Comic Pier Paolo Pasolini fable about a man and his son's journey through life, and the magical crow that offers them advice. The film traces the duo from the year 1200, where they are monks under the guidance of St. Francis of Assisi, through modern times, where they come face to face with Communism. With Toto and Ninetto Davoli (See here)
03-Intriguing but flawed; definitely worth seeing, November 28, 2003
Reviewer: J. Clark (metro New York City) - See all my reviews

Although I find Pasolini a brilliant, provocative, and at times sublime filmmaker, I have a hard time connecting with The Hawks and the Sparrows. Of course, some viewers are passionately devoted to it and, like all of Pasolini's films, it is definitely worth seeing. It's an episodic tale of a dotty father (legendary Italian comedian Tot
See the film 3-1 29'59" (Here)
See the film 3-2 29'59" (Here)
See the film 3-3 27'59" (Here)
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