The Hawks and the Sparrows
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Producer: Alfredo Bini
Screenplay: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinematographer: Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli
Editor: Nino Baragli
Cast: Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi
1966 | Italian | B/W | 89 mins.
Totò and his son Ninetto roam the neighbourhood and the countryside of Rome. During the walk they observe a body being removed from a house following a murder. They next encounter a talking crow, who is described in the inter-titles thus: ‘For the benefit of those who were not paying attention or are in doubt, we remind you that the Crow is – as you say – a left-wing intellectual of the kind found living before Palmiro Togliatti’s death’.