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La Strada / The Road


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  La Strada  / The Road Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.85 /10
 
Starring
Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani
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Directed by: Federico Fellini
Written by: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano from Fellini and Pinelli's story

 
 
 
Released: 1954
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
ROMANCE
   
Origin: Italy
   
Length: 94
 
 


 
A peasant girl (Giulietta Masina, pictured left) falls in love with a brutish circus strong-man (Anthony Quinn, pictured right).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Felliniís Oscar-winning road movie. Despite much pathos and depressing neo-realist settings, the script has many touches of humour and romance. Itís lovely to look at (cinematography is by Otello Martell) and to hear: Nino Rota adorns the movie with one of his most haunting scores. Giulietta Masina's performance is a little too winsomely Chaplinesque for some tastes, including mine.


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