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La Strada

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Rated: 8.1
Run time: 108 min
Director: Federico Fellini
Actors: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani, Marcella Rovere, Livia Venturini, Pietro Ceccarelli, Giovanna Galli, Gustavo Giorgi, Yami Kamadeva, Mario Passante, Anna Primula, Goffredo Unger, Nazzareno Zamperla
Year: 1954

SYNOPSIS

Sad story of a waif, Gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to Zampano for 10,000 lire and a few kilos of food. Zampano is a traveling showman who exhibits feats of strength by breaking a chain wrapped around his chest. He performs in village squares and then passes the hat for whatever the normally small crowd is prepared to give. He teaches Gelsomina a drum roll as part of his introduction. He doesn't treat her well and when she tries to run away, he beats her. They eventually join a small traveling circus where they meet a tight-rope walker who convinces Gelsomina to question her choices. Written by garykmcd