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Cast

Credited cast:
Giuseppe Cederna ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelangelo Antonioni ... Himself (archive footage)
Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (archive footage)
Mike Bongiorno Mike Bongiorno ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Buscaglione Fred Buscaglione ... Himself (archive footage)
Claudia Cardinale ... Herself (archive footage)
Adriano Celentano ... Himself (archive footage)
Dino De Laurentiis ... Himself (archive footage)
Vittorio De Sica ... Himself (archive footage)
Anita Ekberg ... Herself (archive footage)
Federico Fellini ... Himself (archive footage)
Giorgio Gaber Giorgio Gaber ... Himself (archive footage)
Vittorio Gassman ... Himself (archive footage)
Giovanni Gronchi Giovanni Gronchi ... Himself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
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Italian

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5 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

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A wonderful and very interesting exploration of nostalgia.
5 December 2010 | by alexmatteSee all my reviews

Trust the Italians to make such a wonderful nostalgic piece out of such a novel imaginative idea! Uses a trivial storyline (a young boy's relationship to his much older brother who has left their southern Italian village to find fame and fortune in the north of Italy) as a pretext to surreally stitch together 75 minutes of random, totally unrelated newsreels all shot in Italy in 1960. Difficult to believe how many historic events happened in one year - the making of Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the shooting down of the U2 plane as it spied on the Soviet Union, the Rome Olympics, the election of JFK, etc.

Watch it if only for the unrepeatable stylishness of a sunglasses-wearing Livio Berruti in B/W winning the 200m sprint final at the Rome Olympics, one of the defining mythical images of early post-war Italy (film buffs, read "A Roman Holiday", "La Dolce Vita", "8 1/2", "Umberto D", etc).

And don't be put off by not knowing Italian, if it doesn't have subtitles. It's the images that are mesmerizing, not the rather droll plot line or lightweight newsreel commentary.


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