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||IMDB Rating: 8.1/10 from 6 votes
||Release: 22 September 1954 (Italy) /
||Director: Federico Fellini,
||Stars: Aldo Silvani, Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Livia Venturini, Marcella Rovere, Richard Basehart
||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
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"La Strada" established Federico Fellini as one of the best Italian
directors of his generation. Working with his usual collaborator, Tulio
Pinelli, the master created a human story that is still, as fresh
today, as when it opened. The fantastic musical score by Nino Rota
gives the film an elegance that transcend the poor background of the
people one sees in the movie. Also, the crisp black and white
photography by Otelo Martelli enhances our enjoyment.
This could be considered Fellini's first masterpiece. His previous work
was, of course, excellent, but with "La Strada", he proved he had an
amazing understanding of the characters he presents to us. It is almost
as though, he had known these people all his life and just decided to
incorporate them in a movie. This is a film that showed an Italy that
had suffered a defeat during WWII. Italy was struggling to heal itself
from the horrible times it had lived during the conflict and what the
director and his collaborators show us is an impoverished country
trying to cope with the new reality. La Strada" is a film about the
suffering and hard times the citizens had gone through, but also shows
hope in an uncertain future.
Zampano, the brutish street performer, was a man that showed no
redeeming qualities. He returned to the beach shack where Rosa's mother
and siblings live to tell them about her death. Watching the young and
innocent Gelsomina, he figures he has found a substitute for the act.
Zampano is a misogynistic man who only cares about his pleasure, not
paying any attention to the needs of the young woman who is not street
The film, in a way, is Fellini's type of 'road movie' because we are
taken along the byways of the country, before the construction of the
super highways, to witness Zampano as he practices his trade from town
to town. Gelsomina soon catches on, and in her heart she believes
Zampano is, in his own way, the man for her. Unfortunately, Zampano
leaves Gelsomina whenever a new woman strikes his fancy. He uses
Gelsomina as a slave.
When they meet Il Matto, the good natured tight wire artist, Zampano
notices how Gelsomina responds to this kind soul. Il Matto, in spite of
what he feels about Zampano, advises Gelsomina to stay with him. A
fatal judgment it proves to be. Tragedy arrives when Zampano and
Gelsomina run into Il Matto on the road. This incident unravels Zampano
as he begins a spiral descent into hell because his conscience doesn't
let him have peace, and in turn, Gelsomina, makes sure to let him know
she knows the immensity of what he has done.
Zampano in abandoning Gelsomina thinks he has solved all his problems,
but a few years later he comes across a young woman who is humming the
song that Gelsomina used to sing. In fact, we learn what happened to
the sweet girl, and we are shocked and saddened. Zampano, who seems to
be a man without any feeling, upon learning this walks away, but his
guilt gets the best of him and we watch him as he breaks down as the
film comes to an end.
Anthony Quinn had one of the best moments of his long and distinguished
career with Zampano. His understanding of this cruel man makes the film
work the way it does. Mr. Quinn's interpretation of the street
performer is real and we can see what kind of man he really is. Our
perception of this man, who has led us to believe he has a heart of
stone changes at the end when we see his breakdown.
Giulietta Masina is perfect as Gelsomina. This actress, married to Mr.
Fellini, had an uncanny way of transforming herself into the young and
naive woman and makes her come alive. Gelsomina personifies all the
best qualities any person could aspire to have. It comes naturally for
her to be good; Gelsomina doesn't have malice and is a grown up child
in many ways.
Richard Basehart has some good moments in the film as Il Matto. In
fact, Fellini elicited a great performance from this actor, who took a
big gamble accepting the challenge that his character demanded from
him. Mr. Basehart proved he was an extraordinary actor and it shows in
"La Strada" is a film that will live forever thanks to the man who had
the vision to bring it to the screen: Federico Fellini!
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