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The Voice of the Moon (1990)
"La voce della luna" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 February 1990 (Italy)
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Paolo Villaggio ...
Gonnella
Nadia Ottaviani ...
Aldina
Marisa Tomasi ...
Marisa
Angelo Orlando ...
Nestore
Sim ...
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Syusy Blady ...
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Dario Ghirardi ...
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Vito ...
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Daniela Airoldi
Stefano Antonucci
Ferruccio Brembilla
Stefano Cedrati
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Even the original (Italian) dialogue was re-dubbed in order to increase the feeling of unreality. However, this is not a unique feature for this particular movie among Fellini's. On the contrary, it was very common for him to ask his performers to speak out loud randomly chosen numbers instead of the actual script text. Then the main cast would re-dub itself, the supporting cast being most of the time re-dubbed by a few specialized actors. It has to be said that in Italy direct sound wasn't much in use until the French 'Nouvelle Vague' made a massive use of it, in the name of realism, and thus became an example for the Italian film industry. Re-dubbing remained nonetheless a common practice, and an excellent one at that until the 1980s, and Fellini took advantage of its possibilities to increase the feeling of unreality in all of his movies by asking his dubbers (all of them) not to perfectly lip-sync. The only exceptions to this technique are his very early works, where the famous dreamlike world and sensitivity of the director aren't still outlined. See more »

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This is my favorite movie of all time
5 March 2006 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

I love how subtly the real mixes with the unreal in Fellini's movies to the point that you are not quite sure which is which anymore. I love the poetry, a mad poetry of love, mystery and revelations. Benigni's role in this film is glorious. This film is drenched in an art of dreamy quality. Paolo Villagio is great in this movie too carrying an entirely different madness to that of Benigni's character. I just love the structure of this film as well as the poetic script. This film really moved me into a hypnotic state. Fellini is the Jung of movies, taking you further and further, deeper and deeper into a trance and then finally after putting you through a maze, a labyrinth of complex psychological truths tells you "Now look!"


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