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How Strange to Be Named Federico (2013)

Che strano chiamarsi Federico (original title)
An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola.

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Ettore Scola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommaso Lazotti ... Young Federico Fellini
Maurizio De Santis Maurizio De Santis ... Federico Fellini
Giacomo Lazotti Giacomo Lazotti ... Young Ettore Scola
Giulio Forges Davanzati Giulio Forges Davanzati ... Ettore Scola / Furio Scarpelli
Ernesto D'Argenio ... Marcello Mastroianni / Mameli Barbara
Emiliano De Martino Emiliano De Martino ... Ruggero Maccari
Fabio Morici Fabio Morici ... Giovanni Mosca
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... Alvaro De Torres
Andrea Salerno Andrea Salerno ... Steno
Sergio Rubini ... Madonnaro
Sergio Pierattini Sergio Pierattini ... Director
Antonella Attili ... Prostitute
Vittorio Marsiglia Vittorio Marsiglia ... Comedian
Vittorio Viviani Vittorio Viviani ... Narrator (voice)
Maria Celeste Sellitto Maria Celeste Sellitto ... Secretary
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An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola.

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Biography

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 September 2013 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Que Estranho Chamar-se Federico See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,137
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Ettore Scola. See more »

Connections

Features L'amore (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrabiati Canaglia
written by Giuseppe Cioffi & Pisano Egidio
sung by Vittorio Marsiglia
© Ed. Edizioni Canta Napoli S.r.l.
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