Cinema: Voyage of the Damned Fools

AND THE SHIP SAILS ON Directed by Federico Fellini Screenplay by Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra

The time is July 1914, the eve of World War I. The course the captain has plotted for the Gloria N. will take it close to the coastline of the Balkans, where at Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria has just been shot. However that event will resonate in modern history, it is, at least initially, no more than an incomprehensible inconvenience to this rather special company.

They are not your usual ship of fools, isolated for metaphorical purposes on the bounding main. Singers, conductors, impresarios,...

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