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Ginger and Fred (1986)

Ginger e Fred (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 28 March 1986 (USA)
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 »

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Admiral Aulenti (as Frederick Ledebur)
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Totò Mignone ...
Totò (as Toto Mignone)
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Kidnapped Industrialist (as Frederich Thun)
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Barbara Scoppa ...
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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 journey into the past, and a viciously satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portraying it as a mindless freakshow aimed at morons Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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The movie that watches television through the eyes of Fellini.

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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,725, 30 March 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$837,623
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Upon the film's release in the USA, Ginger Rogers sued the production and the distributors for 'misappropriation and infringement of her public personality'. The case was dismissed, the judgment stating that the film referred to her and Astaire only obliquely. See more »

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Fellini says: Love each other, Kill your television
8 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ginger e Fred is much more a film about the Italian psyche than a film about an old dance team that reunites after 40 years to appear on a TV variety show. It takes place at Christmastime, and having spent Christmas in Rome, the fun-insane carnival atmosphere Fellini depicts is pretty accurate, but exaggerated for film. Walking around Rome I found subconscious playing back bits of the soundtrack and it was only then that I realized how much I love this film. It's also about people who time leave behind. And about two people who are tragically unable to say how much they do love each other. It's also very very funny. Fellini go the idea for the film after seeing his older films butchered on Italian TV. A highlight is an old woman who was paid not to watch TV for a month. She's brought into the studio a mental wreck, swearing she'll never do it again and promises to watch more and more TV.


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