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La Strada

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Original title
La Strada
Running time
103 min.
Italy Italy
Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini
Nino Rota
Otello Martelli (B&W)
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Ponti de Laurentiis
Drama | Neorealism. Stage Play. Road Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Gelsomina is sold by her very poor mother to Zampanò, an itinerant strongman. She follows him on the road ("la strada") and helps him during his shows. Zampanò ill-treats her. She meets "The Fool", a funambulist. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps Zampanò is in fact in love with her ...
1956: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
1956: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1956: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
1955: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actress (Giulietta Masina)
1954: Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion (Best Director)
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