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La Strada

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani View All


Crew

Federico Fellini (Director), Federico Fellini (Screenplay), Tullio Pinelli (Screenplay), Ennio Flaiano (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jul. 16th, 1954
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
When Gelsomina, a naÔve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman ZampanÚ to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon ZampanÚ must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving ZampanÚ.
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mark f
Instead of doing the same tired act over and over, like the Strongman, The Fool is unpredictable, in not only the way he performs his high wire act, but also in the way he treats most people charitably, except for the Strongman.
Citizen Rules
Review: La Strada is a strong story that juxtaposes the over bearing personality of a side show strong man (Anthony Quinn) who doesn't care who he abuses and the young woman (Giulietta Masina) he purchases for an assistant, she has a child like mind and a light joyous heart that he tries to break.

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