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Amarcord

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Amarcord (1973), directed by Federico Fellini, is a poignant and bawdy semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale. With a picturesque style, Fellini expertly tells the story of a wild cast of characters in his home town of Rimini in 1930s Fascist pre-World War II Italy.

Perhaps the film's most famous, or infamous scene, is the one in which a young teenaged protagonist, Titta (Bruno Zanin), becomes sexually fixated on a huge woman tobacconist who has enormous breasts (Maria Antonietta Beluzzi). Titta finally manages to arouse the woman's interest by lifting her enormous body and she exposes her giant breasts to him. She then becomes so enflamed with passion that she overwhelms small Titta with her sheer size, pressing forward and pinning him against a wall. With a touch of Fellini irony, Titta's awkward efforts to desperately fondle and kiss the woman's gargantuan oncoming breasts (all the while she is lost in ecstasy), end with him being accidentally suffocated by the very objects of his deepest desire.

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