Ginger and Fred (1986)

Director
Federico Fellini

Main cast
Giulietta Masina; Marcello Mastroianni; Franco Fabrizi; Friedrich von Ledebur; Augusto Poderosi

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic journey into the past, and a viciously satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portraying it as a mindless freakshow aimed at morons.


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