Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
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Marcello is in the compartment of an Italian train, facing forward when the mineral water of the woman seated across from him starts to fall toward him. He catches the bottle and makes eye contact and follows her when she leaves the compartment. For a few moments she finds him attractive too. Then suddenly she gets off the train and starts walking through a field. Marcello follows her, loses her, finds himself in a large hotel surrounded by women. A feminist conference is taking place and he tries to escape. Written by
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A super-delicious film, with a super nice Marcello Mastroianni. Maybe because is made by a guy named Federico Fellini? Anyone heard of him and his movies? I write this here now because, living in London, United Kingdom, from 2007, I asked many people, especially people in the film business, actors, actresses, directors, etc., no one has heard of him and did not see not even one movie by him. Sad but true, very sad! Back to the review and without telling the subject of the film, like others... There are many, many women in this film, almost all feminist militants, all the actresses, most of them absolutely unknown, doing an excellent job, especially Alessandra Panelli as The Housewife and Jole Silvani as The Motorcyclist. Fellini had all the qualities to make films: great storyteller, writer, director, producer. A special quality was to find the actors, often unknown or nonprofessional(check the cast and you will see). In the starring roles, he distributes the English Bernice Stegers and the Polish Anna Prucnal, both of them very good, one better than the other. Actually, Anna Prucnal, as Elena, Mastroianni-Snàporaz's wife, is absolutely fantastic. Back to Mastroianni, his character, Snàporaz, is very close to Marcello Rubini from "La Dolce Vita" and Guido Anselmi from "8½", ie, the alter ego of Fellini. With the line "Veramente la cinquanta, ma la voglia sempre tanta!" ("I'm truly in the fifties, but the desire is always so much!"), he says it all, this is the message of the film! And, we all know, what kind of desire he's talking about. Great music by Luis Bacalov, great song by Gino Soccio ("The Visitors") used in a very expressive scene, great great cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno. Also the editor, Ruggero Mastroianni, did a great job. Brilliant! To be seen again and again and again, to be understood and appreciated at its true value.
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