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Zelig is a american film of genre Comedy directed by Woody Allen released in USA on 15 july 1983 with Mia Farrow

Zelig (1983)

Zelig
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Released in USA 15 july 1983
Length 1h19
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Comedy,    Documentary,    Romance
Rating76% 3.848333.848333.848333.848333.84833

Zelig is a 1983 American mockumentary film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Mia Farrow. Allen plays Leonard Zelig, a nondescript enigma who, out of his desire to fit in and be liked, takes on the characteristics of strong personalities around him. The film, presented as a documentary, recounts Zelig's intense period of celebrity in the 1920s and includes analyses from present-day intellectuals.

The film was photographed and narrated in the style of 1920s black-and-white newsreels, which are interwoven with archival footage from the era, and re-enactments of real historical events. Color segments from the present day include interviews of real and fictional personages, including Saul Bellow and Susan Sontag.

Synopsis

Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the film focuses on Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen), a nondescript man who has the ability to transform his appearance to that of the people who surround him. He is first observed at a party by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who notes that Zelig related to the affluent guests in a thick, refined accent and shared their Republican sympathies, but while in the kitchen with the servants he adopted a ruder tone, and seemed to be more of a Democrat. He soon gains international fame as a "human chameleon".

Actors

Mia Farrow

(Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher)
Woody Allen

(Leonard Zelig)
Susan Sontag

(Susan Sontag - Contemporary Interviews)
Caitlin O'Heaney
Patrick Horgan

(The Narrator (voice))
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