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Il Bidone

  • Film
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Time Out says

A pair of provincial con-men (Crawford and Basehart) pose as priests to swindle ignorant peasant farmers, but what begins as comedy turns sour, cruel, and finally tragic. Characteristically, Fellini stacks the pack with a final victim of great facial beauty, palsied legs and obscurantist belief, after which it is only a matter of time before bad Brod receives his comeuppance on a stony hillside. Most of Fellini's preoccupations are present, but in 1955 had not yet blown the obligation to tell a story off-course.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Federico Fellini
  • Screenwriter:Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli
  • Cast:
    • Broderick Crawford
    • Giulietta Masina
    • Richard Basehart
    • Franco Fabrizi
    • Alberto De Amicis
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