A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pupella Maggio ...
Miranda
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Aurelio
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Gradisca (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ...
Teo
Nando Orfei ...
Patacca
Luigi Rossi ...
Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ...
Titta
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Baravelli
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Volpina
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Tobacconist
Giuseppe Ianigro ...
Grandpa
Ferruccio Brembilla ...
Fascist
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Count (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul ...
Teacher
Ferdinando Villella ...
Fighetta
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

Goofs

When the carriage is hidden behind the farmhouse, its position in relation to the shadow changes between shots. As it is driven behind the building, it is in shadow; when next shown it is out of the shadow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Miranda: The puffballs.
Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father: When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
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Featured in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Stormy Weather
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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
This tune is heard several times during the film.
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Fellini and Flatulence
7 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Fellini explores the lives of the residents of a coastal Italian town. Although it looks at lives of numerous people in the small town, the focus is on a family that presumably is based on Fellini's own family. Apparently Fellini grew up in a family of Italian stereotypes. The mother fusses. The father screams. It's like a sitcom except that there are hardly any laughs. This is not high art. The humor is on the level of "Porky's" and "American Pie," with lots of emphasis on flatulence, bodily fluids, and the female anatomy. The cinematography is colorful, but there is no plot here to sustain interest; it's a series of disconnected episodes that soon become tiresome.


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