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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
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
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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