For anyone who likes foreign language films, La Strada is essential viewing. Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1956, as well as numerous other awards, it is brilliant at every level. Superbly directed by Fellini and wonderfully acted by Anthony Quinn as the brutal strongman and Giuletta Masina as the fool with the heart of gold, sold into virtual slavery by her own mother, it features some stunning locations as the strongman and his "slave" embark on their beautiful, yet melancholy, odyssey through the backroads of Italy.
It is a film that you can watch time and time again. It may be viewed as a simple "road movie", but it also operates at a deeper level as an allegorical quest for the very essence of life. La Strada is, quite simply, a masterpiece.
On a technical note, the sound and picture quality of this VHS version are excellent, and the subtitles are always very clear.