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And the Ship Sails On (1983)

E la nave va (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Orlando
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Ildebranda Cuffari
Victor Poletti ...
Aureliano Fuciletto
Peter Cellier ...
Sir Reginald J. Dongby
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Teresa Valegnani
Norma West ...
Lady Violet Dongby Albertini
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Il Maestro Albertini
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
Dorotea
Fiorenzo Serra ...
Il Granduca
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La Principessa Lherimia
Pasquale Zito ...
Il Conte di Bassano
Linda Polan ...
Ines Ruffo Saltini
Philip Locke ...
Il Primo Ministro
Jonathan Cecil ...
Ricotin
Maurice Barrier ...
Ziloev
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Storyline

In July 1914 a luxury cruise ship leaves Italy with the ashes of the famous opera singer Tetua. The boat is filled with her friends, opera singers, actors and all kinds of exotic people. Life is sweet the first days, but on the third day the captain has to save a a large number of Serbian refugees from the sea, refugees who has escaped the first tremors of WWI. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Trivia

The song "Rhinoceros", by Utah Saints on their album Two, contains a sample of Michael Stipe, the R.E.M. singer, detailing the scenario of this film . See more »

Quotes

Orlando: Pum pum? The mountain's mouth? But it's a volcano's mouth. We're sitting on a volcano's mouth. Now I understood the metaphor! A tragedy.
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Referenced in Il tassinaro (1983) See more »

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Death of the Swan
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Tender exquisite
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is strange and beautiful- some of the scenes remain with me though I haven't seen it for 12 years. Most of all I recall the scene where the ship takes on a group of refugees somehow this funeral ship with its cargo of grieving operatic elite and exhausted stateless and utterly impoverished people becomes an image of great compassion and humanity and optimism even. I don't "understand" Fellini's films but I "felt" this one very passionately.


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