Ginger and Fred

Synopsis: 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
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Federico Fellini
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Here, the white ones are mine.

Those ones too.

Should I bring you to the taxi, madam?

No, there should be someone waiting for me.

In fact there is, see? There's the lady.

Good morning.

One hour late.

Are you Ginger?

yes, it's my nickname.

My real name is Amelia Bonetti.

- where will we go now?

- to the hotel.

- Is Fred already there?

- I don't know.

Let's hope that one is a real porter!

It's Christmas and...

who's waiting for you at the station?

Cavaliere Fulvio Lombardoni's "zampone"!

Come here, people! Zampone and lentils

for everyone and it's free!

Come here! Come here!

Miss, miss!

One moment, wait!


paper napkins, paper handkerchief,

1000 lire!

No, I'll keep this one for me,

There are all the wigs.

- Good morning madam.

- Good morning.

All right, you may load the other two.

Can't go every evening on the roof...

- I have to give a tip.

- We'll take care of this.

Madam, sit down here,

we are already a bit late.

Lucio Dalla's double!

Good morning.

Compliments, you're really identical.

Do you also sing like him?

Centro Spaziale Televisivo,

can you hear me? Stefania speaking.

We're leaving the station now

driving to Cristoforo

Colombo, Via Tor Marancia,

to fetch admiral Aulenti.

I'm closing now.

Do you know who you are talking to, miss?

Damn, well organized!

Then, won't you answer to the question?

The boss is going to fire me.

Amelia Bonetti, nickname Ginger.

Are you married?

Please speak here.

I'm a grand mother

two wonderful nephews.

Luisetta and Paolino, both always watching TV!

The dancing grand mother, compliments!

You and your partner Albert Lay

used to imitate the famous dancers...

Be careful, you should know that

Albert Lay is not his real name.

His real name was...

It's Pippo Botticella.

But you used to imitate the dancers

Fred Astaire e Ginger Rogers.

Sure, it was the best part

of our show.

Since this imitation

was much appreciated,

our manager decided we should

be called Ginger and Fred.

Wen did you stop, madam?


Twenty five?

Come on, the more you confess, the more

your coming back will be a big news!

You don't have to convince me!

We were so popular.

Even today in Santa Margherita,

where I live,

sometimes people stop me

because they remember about us.

Why did you accept? Aren't you afraid

to disappoint your old fans?

To tell the truth, I don't know

why I did accept.

Maybe to make my nephews happy,

they insisted, my friends...

and then there's this television myth

calling us all!

Anyway, I'm here.

I've always loved risking. I'm not

the kind who retreats.

Pippo says the real artist

is like the wolf:

when he feels the call of the wild...

Do you want to kill me?

In Rome you can't survive!

Already arrived?

No, we're waiting for

the heroic admiral.

An admiral?

Why? what did he do?

What did he do?

Admiral Athos Aulenti.

He got a gold medal.

At the risk of his own life

he went down to the engine room,

abandoned by sailors

while fire was spreading.

he saved the ship and the whole crew

from the explosion

that would have caused ruins and victims

to the city of Taranto,

the ship was in the harbour there.

Should be flowers

it's a nice gift, thank you.

I will gladly accept them.

- are you from the tv station?

- Yes.

Do you need a Santa Claus?

No, we don't.


It's us, sit down.

Good morning.

Good morning,

Good morning to everyone.

Good morning to you.

Are you comfortable here?

No, I guess?

Mister admiral, are you feeling cold?

do you want a blanket?

No, thanks.

I really don't need anything.

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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian: [fedeˈriːko felˈliːni]; 20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked, in polls such as Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, as some of the greatest films of all time. Sight & Sound lists his 1963 film 8½ as the 10th-greatest film of all time. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.Besides La Dolce Vita and 8½, his other well-known films include La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, Amarcord and Fellini's Casanova. more…

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