Rent Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

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Synopsis:
In Fellini's sly social and political allegory, made in 1978 for Italian television, an orchestra assembles for a rehearsal under the inquisitive lenses of a TV crew. The musicians introduce themselves, expounding with wit, passion and rancour about their work before the rehearsal begins under the baton of an autocratic conductor. Soon the musicians' bawdy humour turns to anarchy as he tries to impose his will on this diverse group of players. Throughout the film, ominous rumblings from the outside world have haunted their music-making, and at the height of their savagery a wrecking ball literally brings the walls down around their ears.
Looking to the conductor for leadership, the shell-shocked musicians begin to play again in perfect harmony.
Actors:
, , Elizabeth Labi, , , , , Francesco Aluigi, , Sibyl Mostert, , Daniele Pagani, , , , Filippo Trincaia, Claudio Ciocca, Angelica Hansen, Heinz Kreuger,
Directors:
Producers:
Renzo Rossellini, Michael Fengler
Writers:
Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi
Aka:
Prova d'orchestra
Studio:
Infinity
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2006
Run Time:
226 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English, Italian
Bonus:
  • La Felliniana: Federico in the City
  • The Dust of Rimini
  • That Train to Rome
  • Target the Director
  • The Line of the Shadow
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/02/2018
Run Time:
72 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Richard Dyer on Nino Rota and Orchestra Rehearsal, the film scholar talks about the great composer and his last collaboration with Fellini
  • 'Orchestrating Discord', a visual essay on the film by Fellini biographer John Baxter
  • Gallery featuring rare poster and press material on the film from the Felliniana collection of Don Young

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