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Amarcord

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Rated: 7.9
Run time: 123 min
Director: Federico Fellini
Actors: Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Luigi Rossi, Bruno Zanin, Gianfilippo Carcano, Josiane Tanzilli, Maria Antonietta Beluzzi, Giuseppe Ianigro, Ferruccio Brembilla, Antonino Faà di Bruno, Mauro Misul, Ferdinando Villella, Antonio Spaccatini, Aristide Caporale, Gennaro Ombra, Domenico Pertica, Marcello Di Falco, Stefano Proietti, Alvaro Vitali, Bruno Scagnetti, Fernando De Felice, Bruno Lenzi, Gianfranco Marrocco, Francesco Vona, Nella Gambini, Dina Adorni, Nick Alexander, Clemente Baccherini, Paolo Baroni, Bruno Bertocci, Marcello Bonini Olas, Cicely Browne, Vincenzo Caldarola, Lewis E. Ciannelli, Dante Cleri, Carolyn De Fonseca, Mario Del Vago, Francesco Di Giacomo, Carmela Eusepi, Michael Forest, Dario Giacomelli, Veriano Ginesi, Sheila Goldberg, Paul Goldfield, John Karlsen, William Kiehl, Anthony La Penna, Louise Lambert, Marco Laurentino, Mario Liberati, Andy Luotto, Gene Luotto, Steven Luotto, Fiorella Magaloti, Franco Magno, Edward Manni
Year: 1973

SYNOPSIS

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; Aurelio, Titta's father, at his beachfront construction worksite and his and his workmates' encounter with Volpina; Titta's confessions to the priest about his burgeoning sexuality; Aurelio being questioned by authorities about his anti-Fascist leanings; a fantasy sequence at the luxurious Grand Hotel; a family outing with Aurelio's institutionalized brother, Teo; many townsfolk embarking on a sail to witness a marine event passing by their town; an annual car race; Titta's fantasy encounter with the tobacconist after closing hours come true; events surrounding the big snowfall that year, including a family tragedy; and an event centering on Gradisca and her future. Written by Huggo