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The Ship Sails On (1983)
"E la nave va" (original title)

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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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Orlando
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Ildebranda Cuffari
Victor Poletti ...
Aureliano Fuciletto
Peter Cellier ...
Sir Reginald J. Dongby
Elisa Mainardi ...
Teresa Valegnani
Norma West ...
Lady Violet Dongby Albertini
Paolo Paoloni ...
Il Maestro Albertini
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
Dorotea
Fiorenzo Serra ...
Il Granduca
Pina Bausch ...
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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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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Watch this instead of Titanic
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Fellini accomplishes more in the first 15 minutes than many directors accomplish in a film. His ending (as always) is equally superb. Don't think I'm suggesting the middle is poor! Watch this instead of Titanic.


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