Federico Fellini's La Citta Delle Donne (From The Original Movie Soundtrack) on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
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During a train ride across the country, Snàporaz, a well-bred fifty-year-old man, wakes up and has a brief fling with a beautiful woman in the restroom. The train suddenly stops and the woman gets off. Snàporaz follows her into the wood, through the wilderness and into a Grand Hotel Miramare, where a lot of women attend a surrealist feminist convention. While Snàporaz – who's taken for a journalist - is searching for the mysterious lady, he is attacked by the feminists. Donatella, a girl who's riding her roller skates, offers her assistance.
Dazed, Snàporaz makes his exit down a flight of stairs, falling down and badly hurting himself, and then meets a burly woman tending to the hotel's furnace. The woman is taking a shower and says she'll take him to the train station by motorbike but, as soon as they are in the countryside, she tries to rape him. Snàporaz escapes and is chased by furious women. He finds shelter in Dr. Xavier Katzone's castle. He's one of his former school-mates who is celebrating his career as a womanizer. It is in this party that Snàporaz comes across his ex-wife, who insults him, and meets Donatella, the roller skater, again.
After having revisited his childhood crushes (a sitter, a nurse, a prostitute), he is caught by the feminists and brought before a court. He climbs on a ladder and into a hot air balloon having Donatella's shape. Donatella herself fires a machine-gun at him, and the balloon bursts. Snàporaz then wakes up, and he's on the very same train he's been in at the beginning of the film, and is sitting in front of his wife. The train then races into a tunnel and closing credits appear.
Academy Award winning composer Luis Bacalov (The Postman) attracted international acclaim for his score to Federico Fellini's 1980 cult film La Citta Delle Donne (City of Women). Fellini confronts the role of the man and woman in the contemporary world here, propelled by a superb performance from the film's star Marcello Mastroianni and Bacalov's evocative musical accompaniment.