In this contemporary retelling of the Cinderella story, a feisty 18-year-old Italian-American New Yorker named Cindy is sent off to Rome with her irascible stepmother and vain stepsisters. ... See full summary »
In this contemporary retelling of the Cinderella story, a feisty 18-year-old Italian-American New Yorker named Cindy is sent off to Rome with her irascible stepmother and vain stepsisters. On the way, she meets, and falls in love with, globetrotting bagpacker Mizio, who eventually turns out to be of Italian nobility. There's a fairy stand-in in the form of a spaced-out astrologer, a dance, and she even loses a shoe at one point. Care to venture a guess how it all turns out? Written by
Although being broadcast four years after its original TV premiere in Italy, the movie, shown as a four-part mini series, was a big success in Germany and made Bonnie Bianco and Pierre Cosso overnight sensations there (1987). See more »
I remember seeing this back in 1987 and loving it. Okay, it is not exactly the best of plots and maybe cheesy, but I like it nonetheless. Any guy I ever watched it with, hated it though, so I'd say it is first and foremost a film for girls. Besides, with this film you get what you can expect from reading the title. It's an adaption, loosely based on the Cinderella story, set in the 1980s. Nothing more and also, nothing less. I also saw it as a 4-part mini series first and then later on only in the cut TV movie version (They cut 4 episodes á 45 minutes into a film of 90 minutes..you do the math..). This November the new DVD version with the 4 original episodes was released here in Germany, so if you understand German and want to see this film again, make sure you buy the newer version. (I did). BTW: Is it just me or did Bonnie Bianco sound just a tad like Jennifer Rush?
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