La Strada(Movie, 1954)

Original title: "La strada" (Italian/IT)
1h 55min | Genre: Drama
La StradaRating: 4.0/5 (with 197 votes)
La Strada (lit. "The Road") is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. The film tells the story of Gelsomina, a simple-minded young woman (Giulietta Masina) bought from her mother by Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutish strongman who takes her with him on the road. Fellini has called La Strada "a complete catalogue of my entire mythological world, a dangerous representation of my identity that was undertaken with no precedent whatsoever." As a result, the film demanded more time and effort than any of his other works, before or since. The development process was long and tortuous; there were various problems during production, including insecure financial backing, problematic casting, and numerous delays. Finally, just before the production completed shooting, Fellini suffered a nervous breakdown that required medical treatment so he could complete principal photography. Initial critical reaction was harsh, and the ... ()
Movie poster of La Strada

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Awards & Nominations for La Strada

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

About La Strada

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

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Trailer for La Strada + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer(Trailer, 1:33)

Additional Information

Production country: Italy
Plays in: Italy
Original language: Italian (IT)
Spoken languages: Italian (IT)
Translated into 22 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/16/1954
Film Editor: Leo Catozzo
Director of Photography: Otello Martelli
Composer: Nino Rota
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Das Lied der Straße"
"Fellinis La Strada - Das Lied der Straße"
"Πουλημένη από τη μητέρα της"
"La calle"
"De Straat"
"De Weg"
"The Road"

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