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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
28 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The movie that watches television through the eyes of Fellini.
Plot:
Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Federico Fellini, giant of film, dies: From the archive, 01 November 1993
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 31 October 2013, 11:30 PM, PDT)

Reality – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 23 March 2013, 5:03 PM, PDT)

Tonino Guerra obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 22 March 2012, 4:16 AM, PDT)

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We Are Proud To Present... See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Giulietta Masina ... Amelia Bonetti / Ginger

Marcello Mastroianni ... Pippo Botticella / Fred
Franco Fabrizi ... Show host
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Admiral Aulenti (as Frederick Ledebur)
Augusto Poderosi ... Transvestite
Martin Maria Blau ... Assistant director
Jacques Henri Lartigue ... Brother Gerolamo (as Jacques Henry Lartigue)
Totò Mignone ... Totò (as Toto Mignone)
Ezio Marano ... The Intellectual
Antoine Saint-John ... Bandaged man (as Antoine Saint Jean)

Friedrich von Thun ... Kidnapped Industrialist (as Frederich Thun)
Antonino Iuorio ... TV Inspector (as Antonio Iuorio)
Barbara Scoppa ... Journalist
Elisabetta Flumeri ... Journalist
Salvatore Billa ... Clark Gable
Ginestra Spinola ... Clairvoyant
Stefania Marini ... TV secretary
Francesco Casale ... Mafioso
Gianfranco Alpestre ... Kidnapped Lawyer
Filippo Ascione ... Pianist
Elena Cantarone ... Nurse
Cosima Chiusoli ... Fiance of the Unfrocked Priest
Claudio Ciocca ... Television Cameraman
Sergio Ciulli ... Son of clairvoyant
Roberto De Sandro
Vittorio De Bisogno ... Television Director
Fabrizio Fontana ... Honorable Tartina
Laurentina Guidotti ... Production secretary
Giorgio Iovine ... Hotel Porters
Danika La Loggia ... Kidnapped Mother
Isabelle Therese La Porte ... Hostess of television program
Luigi Leoni ... Mayor
Luciano Lombardo ... Unfrocked Priest
Mariele Loreley ... Journalist
Elena Magoia ... Literary critic
Franco Marino ... Impresario Nanetti
Mauro Misul ... Editor
Jurgen Morhofer ... Rock guitarist
Pippo Negri ... Inventor of the underpants
Antonietta Patriarca ... Mrs. Silvestri
Nando Pucci Negri ... Assistant Director
Luigi Rossi ... Superdecorated man
Franco Trevisi ... Carabinieri Captain
Patti Vailati ... Patty the Secretary (as Patty Vailati)
Narciso Vicario ... Television president (as Narcisio Vicario)
Hermann Weisskopf ... Professor Kare Rulph Noiburg (as Hermann Weiskopf)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pino Ammendola ... Honorable Tartina (voice)
Marcia Sedoc
Daniele Aldrovandi ... Marty Feldmann (uncredited)
Ennio Antonelli ... Cameriere (uncredited)
Claudio Botosso ... Un intervistatore (uncredited)
Eolo Capritti ... Kojak (uncredited)
Mario Conocchia ... Conocchia (uncredited)

Gabriella Di Luzio ... Gabriella (uncredited)
Rosario Galli ... Tv production secretary (uncredited)
Barbara Montanari ... Bette Davis (uncredited)
Federica Paccosi ... Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Partexano ... Sailor (uncredited)
Leonardo Petrillo ... Marcel Proust (uncredited)
Moana Pozzi ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Tonino Guerra (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli (screenplay)

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
Heinz Bibo .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli (director of photography)
Ennio Guarnieri (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Ugo De Rossi 
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Art Direction by
Nazzareno Piana 
 
Set Decoration by
Franco Fumagalli  (as Gian Franco Fumagalli)
Angelo Santucci 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Adriano Carboni .... makeup artist
Rino Carboni .... chief makeup artist
Desideria Corridoni .... hair stylist
Patrizia Corridoni .... hair stylist
Corrado Cristofori .... hair stylist
Adonella De Rossi .... makeup artist
Fernanda De Rossi .... makeup artist
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Renato Francola .... makeup artist
Maria-Luisa Fraticelli .... hair stylist (as Maria Luisa Fraticelli)
Alberta Giuliani .... hair stylist
Rita Luciani .... hair stylist
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
Giancarlo Marin .... hair stylist
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist
Alfredo Tiberi .... makeup artist
Rosalba Cimino .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Franco Coduti .... production manager (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Raymond Leplont .... production manager
Tullio Lullo .... production supervisor
Roberto Mannoni .... production manager
Franco Marino .... production supervisor
Walter Massi .... production manager
Fernando Rossi .... production supervisor
Viero Spadoni .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Filippo Ascione .... second assistant director
Daniela Barbiani .... second assistant director
Eugenio Cappuccio .... second assistant director
Anke Zindler .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Stefano Cecchini .... graphic artist
Franco Ceraolo .... assistant production designer
Ambrogio Cranna .... set furnishing
Giuliano Geleng .... painter
Rinaldo Geleng .... painter
Gianni Gianese .... set furnishing (as Giovanni Gianese)
Carlo Latour .... set furnishing
Luigi Sergianni .... set constructor
Giacomo Setaccioli .... graphic artist
Italo Tomassi .... set constructor
 
Sound Department
Fabio Ancillai .... sound
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Antonio Barba .... boom operator
Furio Castelli .... dubbing
Sergio Marcotulli .... sound technician
Fabio Palmisano .... sound syncronisation
Tommaso Quattrini .... sound
Massimo Rinchiusi .... sound synchronisation
Giuseppe Testa .... boom operator
Roberto Tommaselli .... boom operator (as Roberto Tomaselli)
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mark Headley .... sound producer: English version (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Adriano Pischiutta .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Marco Bechis .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Deborah Imogen Beer .... still photographer (as Deborah Beer)
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... camera operator (as Giovanni Fiore)
Luca Luparini .... assistant camera
Aldo Marchiori .... camera operator
Pierluigi Praturlon .... still photographer
Antonio Scaramuzza .... assistant camera
Marco Sperduti .... assistant camera
Carlo Tafani .... camera operator
Gianfranco Torinti .... assistant camera
Massimo Rinella .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Fiammeta Profili .... casting associate (as Fiammetta Profili)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosanna Andreoni .... assistant costume designer
Bruno Lenzi .... assistant costumer
Luigi Urbani .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Helga Borsche .... assistant editor
M. Elvira Castagnolo .... assistant editor (as Maria Elvira Castagnolo)
Viviana Massi .... assistant editor
Marcello Olasio .... assistant editor
Renato Serafini .... color technician
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Elvira Tonini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... musician: french horn solo
Nicola Piovani .... conductor
Donato Salone .... music assistant
 
Transportation Department
Albino Biancifiori .... transportation
 
Other crew
Dario Bellini .... opticals
Dario Bellini .... titles
Carla Ferroni .... production secretary
Lyda Garozzo .... production secretary
Norma Giacchero .... script supervisor (as Norma Del Pace Giacchero)
Alberto Grimaldi .... presenter
Miro Grisanti .... opticals
Miro Grisanti .... titles
Enzo Lucarini .... administrator (as Vincenzo Lucarini)
Mario Maldesi .... dubbing director
Alessandro Mancini .... production secretary
Benito Mancini .... administrator
Marcello Mancini .... production secretary
Pasquale Manzollino .... administrator
Raffaele Manzollino .... accountant
Mario Milani .... edition coordinator
Luigi Millozza .... general organiser
Isabella Paolucci .... assistant choreographer
Maurizio Pigna .... production secretary
Maurizio Saraceni .... administrator
Filippo Spoletini .... production secretary
Tony Ventura .... choreographer
Antonella Villanti .... administrator
Gianni Bonagura .... voice dubbing: Totò Mignone (uncredited)
Marco Bresciani .... voice dubbing: Augusto Poderosi (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: Frederich von Ledebur (uncredited)
Alberto Lionello .... voice dubbing: Franco Fabrizi (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Narciso Vicario (uncredited)
Mario Maranzana .... voice dubbing: Jacques Henri Lartigue (uncredited)
Otto Simánek .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ginger e Fred" - Italy (original title)
"Federico Fellini's Ginger & Fred" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
125 min
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Trivia:
In August 1985, one month after filming had wrapped, director Federico Fellini fell ill due to a mini stroke. Fortunately, the ailment did not have any lasting negative effects on his health.See more »
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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
We Are Proud To Present..., 25 March 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

Memories are time capsules kept within every one of us, stored in the mind, but activated by the heart; the indelible images and sensations that make up an individual's life. A heartbeat away, they can be opened at any time, but let the bearer beware, for often they are bittersweet at best. `Ginger and Fred,' directed by Federico Fellini, and starring Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni, brings two people back together after nearly thirty years apart, a reunion of the professional dance team who for fifteen years prior to their retirement imitated Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire to the delight of audiences all over Europe. Now, all these years later, they are to dance together again; this time on the popular television show, `We Are Proud To Present,' a `tabloid' type show which presents a variety of acts and guests weekly for the perusal of their curious audience. And so, amid a circus atmosphere of acts comprised of a troop of midgets, an Admiral, a number of celebrity impersonators and those whose personal lives have attracted media attention, Amelia Bonetti/'Ginger' (Masina) and Pippo Botticella/'Fred' (Mastroianni), come together again for one magical night during which they hope to recapture that spark of life they had embraced those many years ago. At it's core, Fellini's film is heart-felt and poignant. On one hand, it's a satire of popular television; on the other, it's an examination of the very real ramifications of those so-called `sentimental journeys' that those of a certain age are wont to take, and during which it is often discovered that it is, indeed, impossible to go home again. What really makes this film work is the stoic attitudes of the principal characters, especially Ginger, who though she is happy to see Pippo again refuses to allow sentiment to engulf her. Obviously, her memories are fond ones, but she manages to stay in the here and now, taking life as it is and not merely basking in what it was. Pippo, though, has a bit more of the wanton dreamer in him, possibly due to the fact that his life since the split with Amelia has not been as directionally grounded as that of his former partner. But as showtime approaches, they manage to strike a balance between the past and now that keeps them on track and holds much promise for an evening of making new memories to add to the old. Besides the story itself, what makes this film a real treasure is the presence and performance of the indomitable Giulietta Masina. In her mid-sixties when this was filmed, she still had `it' in spades. All the moves, the attitude, the coquettishness that made her one of the most expressive actresses ever. Even in her advancing years she was still an absolute joy to behold. There was something so down-to-earth, yet almost mystical about her, that gave her that rare quality of being `real' in every role she played. Extremely talented and charismatic, she was quite simply an extraordinary actress. Somehow-- and it's quite puzzling-- she never achieved the international stardom nor received the acclaim she deserved. This film proved to be her theatrical swan song, and simply put, what a way to go. She bowed out as she had always lived her life and performed-- with style, grace and more than a touch of class. Her `Ginger' is a truly memorable character. Not to be outdone by his diminutive co-star, Mastroianni gives a wonderful performance as well, capturing the essence of a man whose life has apparently been in one continuous state of flux. As the story unfolds, you get the feeling that his aloofness merely masks a somewhat undisciplined determination, probably more often than not derailed by the boy still residing in the man. Most importantly, though, he makes Pippo entirely believable, and the fact that he is so good in this film reflects, I believe, not only upon his ability as an actor, but upon the fact that Masina was so giving as an actress. It is apparent in the way they play so well off of one another, and the real chemistry between them is unmistakable. The supporting cast includes Frederick Ledebur (Admiral), Friedrich von Thun (Industrieller), Francesco Casale (Mafioso) and France Fabrizi (Show Host). One of Fellini's tenderest films, `Ginger and Fred' is something of a reflection upon life and love; watching it is like reminiscing with, or about, an old friend or loved one. The film has something of a dream-like quality about it that is so in keeping with Fellini's visionary style, and by the end you will find that you have been absolutely transported. Still, of all the wondrous images brought to the screen by Fellini during the many years of his career, the greatest of all was irrefutably Giulietta Masina. I rate this one 10/10.

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