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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marialuisa Giovannini ...
The Cleaning Girl
Néstor Garay ...
The Orchestra Master
Maurizio Micheli ...
The Presenter
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The Animator
Mirella Falco ...
Non-Exercising Orchestra Member
Osvaldo Salvi ...
Man in gorilla costume
Jolanda Cappi ...
Fallen Orchestra Member
Franca Mantelli ...
Dancing Orchestra Member
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has already done it, he decides to do his own version, using an orchestra comprising mostly old ladies and an animator he's kept locked in a dungeon. Several different classical pieces are animated, while the animator plots his escape. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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An animated medley of satire, surrealism, spoofery, and general nonsense - set to superb music by Vivaldi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Ravel, and Sibelius... See more »


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27 July 1977 (USA)  »

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Allegro non troppo  »

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Trivia

During the live action scenes surrounding the animated musical sequences, Signor Rossi, the most famous figure created by Bruno Bozzetto, has a cameo appearance. See more »

Goofs

Since this film is a parody AND a cartoon, it's arguable whether anything can be legitimately considered a goof. However, at the end of the film, when the director sends Franceschini down to the archives, each time he pulls a finale off the pile the same animation is reused all three times. The effect is that Franceschini takes the same stage each time, only to have it reappear when he goes back for the next. See more »

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[last lines]
The Orchestra Master: We're unemployed, then.
The Presenter: Unemployed...until the next movie. I've already got an idea. A brand-new idea. We could do a love story.
The Orchestra Master: A love story?
The Presenter: But not the usual kind about men and women. Lots of men and lots of women.
The Orchestra Master: Wife-swapping?
The Presenter: No, not that same old stuff. Something different. I like asymmetry. Seven men and one woman.
The Orchestra Master: That'll cost a lot.
The Presenter: No, not at all. We'll get little tiny men and make the woman real tall. It'll be fantastic!
The Orchestra Master: Sounds scary.
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Si ringrazia il Comune di Bergamo di aver concesso il Teatro Donizetti per le riprese dal vero. [We thank the City of Bergamo for providing the Teatro Donizetti for the live-action filming.] See more »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
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One of the Great Animated Films
14 November 2000 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

A satire of Fantasia, this is one of the great animated films. The humor and wry comedy are balanced by the music and animation. If you like classical music and animation, you cannot miss this one.

Why has this film not been released on DVD?! This is a film to appreciate over and over.


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