On the mean streets of Rome, eponymous pimp (Franco Citti) leads a hand-to-mouth existence on the very margins of society: prostituting, scrounging, exploiting. When his prize prostitute Maddalena is arrested and jailed, the pimp's fortunes dwindle, and he is forced to confront his own existence.
Pasolini is perhaps better known for his medieval films but here he presents a slice of real life from the edge of society. Thematically closer to an early Scorsese film with it depiction of desperate men on the edge. The transfer to blu-ray is nice too.