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Intervista (1987)

Federico Fellini accept the request of a television crew to be interviewed about his carreer, narrating memories, dreams, realities and fantasies.

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Federico Fellini

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Federico Fellini (story), Gianfranco Angelucci (contributing writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Rubini ... Reporter / Sergio Rubini
Antonella Ponziani Antonella Ponziani ... Antonella
Maurizio Mein Maurizio Mein ... Maurizio Mein
Paola Liguori Paola Liguori ... Star
Lara Wendel ... Bride
Antonio Cantafora ... Spouse
Nadia Ottaviani Nadia Ottaviani ... Vestal Virgin
Anita Ekberg ... Anita Ekberg
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Mastroianni
Maria Teresa Battaglia Maria Teresa Battaglia
Umberto Conte Umberto Conte
Christian Borromeo ... Christian
Lionello Pio Di Savoia Lionello Pio Di Savoia
Roberta Carlucci Roberta Carlucci
Germana Dominici Germana Dominici
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Storyline

Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on his latest film. A young actor portrays Fellini arriving at Cinecitta the first time by trolley to interview a star. Marcello Mastroianni dressed as Mandrake the Magician floats by a window and Fellini followed by TV crew takes him to Anita Ekberg's villa where the Trevi fountain scene from Dolce vita, La (1960) is shown on a sheet that appears and disappears as if by magic. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fellini's Intervista See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Gross USA:

$112,560
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When the priest guides Fellini and friends to Villa Pandora, riding his motorcycle, a wire moving his scarf is totally visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Federico Fellini: You here already? Go home to bed.
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Stormy Weather
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
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The End of a Golden Era
29 November 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While shooting a movie about his arrival to Cinecittà to interview a famous star, Federico Fellini is interviewed by the Japanese television. Fellini highlights and revisits the beginning of his career portrayed by the young actor Sergio Rubini in the early 40's. Then he casts new characters for his next movie, "Amerika", from Franz Kafka. Later Marcello Mastroianni performing Mandrake visits Fellini and his producers, cast and crew and together they pay a visit to Anita Ekberg in her country cottage. Last but not the least, Fellini foresees the end of the golden era to the cinema industry with the competition of the television.

The beautiful and simple "Intervista" is a nostalgic "movie of a documentary of a film-making" that envisions the increasing competition to the television in this segment and consequent end of the golden era of the cinema industry and mostly of the movie theaters. The climax of the story is certainly with the unforgettable and most famous scene of the Italian cinema with Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in the fountain of "La Dolce Vita". I would give a penny for the thoughts of Anita and Marcello while seeing that magic moment of their youth again. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Entrevista" ("Interview")


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