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Amarcord (1973)

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

Director:

Federico Fellini

Writers:

Federico Fellini (story), Tonino Guerra (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pupella Maggio Pupella Maggio ... Miranda
Armando Brancia ... Aurelio
Magali Noël ... Gradisca (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Teo
Nando Orfei Nando Orfei ... Patacca
Luigi Rossi Luigi Rossi ... Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ... Titta
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... Baravelli
Josiane Tanzilli ... La Volpina
Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ... Tobacconist
Giuseppe Ianigro Giuseppe Ianigro ... Grandpa
Ferruccio Brembilla Ferruccio Brembilla ... Fascist
Antonino Faà di Bruno Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Count (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul Mauro Misul ... Philosophy Professor
Ferdinando Villella Ferdinando Villella ... Prof. 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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Taglines:

The Fantastic World of Fellini!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Release Date:

19 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amarcord See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$432, 18 October 2009

Gross USA:

$125,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,193
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Company Credits

Production Co:

F.C. Produzioni, PECF See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Giacomo Leopardi (1798 -1837) was an Italian poet who came in touch with the main ideas of Enlightenment, and created poetic works, related to the Romantic movement, making him regarded as the greatest poet of modern Italy. See more »

Goofs

When the carriage is hidden behind the farmhouse, its position in relation to the shadow changes between shots. As it is driven behind the building, it is in shadow; when next shown it is out of the shadow. 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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Alternate Versions

An exclusive digital restoration of the film was done by Criterion in 1995 for their laserdisc. The disc contains a before-and-after demonstration of the restoration process and has the option of either the original Italian soundtrack or the English-dubbed soundtrack. See more »

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Soundtracks

Stormy Weather
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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
This tune is heard several times during the film.
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Good but light.
12 October 2003 | by RLoebSee all my reviews

While this film certainly has some poignant points about life, it is mostly the work of a great artist who has reached an age where he can view his childhood memories from a detached, nostalgic point of view. Visual splendour and humor abound, and it is a thoroughly delightful watch but I still like Fellini more, when he is more personally invested in the problems of his characters, as in Dolce Vita or 8 1/2.


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