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Amarcord (1973)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 September 1974 (USA)
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pupella Maggio ...
Miranda Biondi, Titta's Mother
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Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father
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Gradisca, The hairdresser (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ...
Teo - the mad uncle
Nando Orfei ...
Patacca, Titta's Uncle
Luigi Rossi ...
Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ...
Titta Biondi
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Don Baravelli
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Volpina
Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ...
Tobacconist
Giuseppe Ianigro ...
Titta's Grandfather
Ferruccio Brembilla ...
Fascist Leader
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Count Lovignano (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul ...
Philosophy Teacher
Ferdinando Villella ...
Fighetta, Greek Teacher
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A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties, as is recalled by a director with a superstar's access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper's command over our imaginations. Federico Fellini's film combines the free form and make-believe splendor with the comic, bittersweet feeling for character and narrative we remember from some of his best films of the 1950s. The town in the film is based on Rimini, where Mr. Fellini grew up. Yet there is now something magical, larger-than-life about the town, its citizens and many of the things that happen to them. Written by alfiehitchie

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Trivia

Although a clip from Beau Geste (1939) is seen, the posters featuring Gary Cooper promote two fictional films 'La valle dell'amore' ('The Valley of Love') and 'Il sole del deserto' ('The Desert Sun'). See more »

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The banners promoting the Mille Miglia indicate that it was the seventh event (VII). However, the seventh running of the event was in 1933, and Beau Geste was not released until 1939. The Mille Miglia was not held in 1939. See more »

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[first lines]
Woman: The puffballs.
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Fantastic!
12 December 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Fellini's nostalgic account on his early years is a tremendously touching and fascinating time capsule that never lets up! More fiction of course that actual history lesson (this is after all Fellini!), although the period seems real enough. One unforgettable scene after another! No one did ever capture sentiment, poetry and drama the way Fellini did, in a way that made the clichés digestible and with real feeling and not emotional swamp. AMARCORD could be his best work alongside LA DOLCE VITA. Some of the best scenes includes the voluptuous big mama in the little town that could make Anita Ekberg green with envy and the old grandpa that still has a great appetite for the opposite sex. Classic movie-making of the highest order!


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