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Tragic, but is it life?,
This review is from: La Strada [VHS] (1954) (VHS Tape)This is an excellent film. There is, in particular, a scene that I cannot forget. At night, a circus performer encourages Gelsomina. He tells her that every single thing on earth means something, to someone, and he continues, even this tiny stone has a meaning of being. Then she asks, "Which one?," referring to which stone.... I couldn't help but cry.
She has the purest mind that one can hardly believe that it actually exists in someone's mind, and later in the film, that precious gift that God has given to her be trampled completely by Zampano, who is rough but really a pitiable man who just don't know how to express his feeling for her. Tragic. But, is it life?