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Amarcord (1973)

A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

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Cast

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Pupella Maggio ...
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Gradisca (as Magali' Noel)
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Teo
Nando Orfei ...
Patacca
Luigi Rossi ...
Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ...
Titta
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Baravelli
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Giuseppe Ianigro ...
Ferruccio Brembilla ...
Fascist
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Count (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul ...
Teacher
Ferdinando Villella ...
Fighetta
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Storyline

One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. The slightly off-kilter cast of characters are affected by time and location, the social mores dictated largely by Catholicism and the national fervor surrounding Il Duce aka Benito Mussolini and Fascism. The stories loosely center on a mid-teen named Titta and his household including his adolescent brother, his ever supportive mother who is always defending him against his father, his freeloading maternal Uncle Lallo, and his paternal grandfather who slyly has eyes and hands for the household maid. Other townsfolk include: Gradisca, the town beauty, who can probably have any man she wants, but generally has no one as most think she out of their league; Volpina, the prostitute; Giudizio, the historian; a blind accordionist; and an extremely buxom tobacconist. The several vignettes presented include: the town bonfire in celebration of spring; life at Titta's school with his classmates and teachers; ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Director Federico Fellini has denied that the movie is autobiographical, but agreed that there are similarities with his own childhood. See more »

Goofs

The banners promoting the Mille Miglia indicate that it was the seventh event (VII). However, the seventh running of the event was in 1933, and Beau Geste was not released until 1939. The Mille Miglia was not held in 1939. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Miranda: The puffballs.
Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father: When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
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Connections

Featured in The Magic of Fellini (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
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Played at the dance
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Fellini and Flatulence
7 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Fellini explores the lives of the residents of a coastal Italian town. Although it looks at lives of numerous people in the small town, the focus is on a family that presumably is based on Fellini's own family. Apparently Fellini grew up in a family of Italian stereotypes. The mother fusses. The father screams. It's like a sitcom except that there are hardly any laughs. This is not high art. The humor is on the level of "Porky's" and "American Pie," with lots of emphasis on flatulence, bodily fluids, and the female anatomy. The cinematography is colorful, but there is no plot here to sustain interest; it's a series of disconnected episodes that soon become tiresome.


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