Debut Double: New To Our Shelves (Old Films We Should Have Had Before But Didn’t):

Accattone (1961)

The debut film of poet, journalist and political activist, Pier Paolo Pasolini, centres around the situation of a young pimp who lives a hand to mouth existence on the margins of society. When his prize prostitute is arrested, his existence begins to unravel as he is forced to confront his life. Accatone is one of the most powerful and important films of Italian cinema. It also offered a young Bernardo Bertolucci his first experience (as production assistant) in the film-making process. Cert. 15. Italian with English subs.

Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZX4G_iTNg (in Italian only)

Greek Pete (2009)

The feature debut of Director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) is a docu-drama that blurs the line between fact and fiction and reveals the actual life experiences of a group of young men whose stories are rarely told. The film centres on Pete who arrives in London hoping to boost his trade as an escort. Cert. 18

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3KVNR0Y6FI

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