About the film
circus prison in love with enemy authority sadness wave dying and death rage and hate unsociability road trip single revenge
Release Date: September 23, 1954
|Slogan||:||«Filmed in Italy - where it happened!»|
|Production Companies||:||Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica|
|Producers||:||Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Giorgio Morra, Luigi Giacosi, Angelo Cittadini, Danilo Fallani|
|Writers||:||Federico Fellini, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Tullio Pinelli, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano|
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.