what movie is about finishing making a movie in an italian or spanish village and money and the star are problematic?

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a movie, pre cellphones, where either a producer or director struggle to finish a movie before funds are cut off. leading man's lover  finds ths leading man reuniting with his wife and goes to the producer or et al, for comfort. movie gets finished because of last minute deal with hollywood an cast and crew go their seperate ways.
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Sophie's Choice (1982), but I also saw another movie closer to the discription
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L'uomo delle stelle (1995) is closer in all aspects, but remember no wife there
Los abrazos rotos (2009)
Get Shorty (1995)
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I think the question web page is messed up.

Sophies Choice is nothing about making movies in italy... which is my question and where im seeing this answer
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I think the question web page is messed up.

Sophies Choice is nothing about making movies in italy
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Hi Steve,

I have not seen it in a long time but it could actually be François Truffaut's La nuit américaine/Day For Night (1973)

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Yes yes yes!! French director... Not Fellini!!!
And I took two semesters of French!!

I just knew it was a great motion picture so Fellini  or other italian master surely made it.

And seeing Truffaut wrote it is also a mind blower for this uncultured oaf.

Thank you so much for digging it up.

I have a granddaughter who is a lit major thinking of the movie business because her dad works in it.

I've been pushing Greene(Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and Burnt Out Case), Ferber(So big, Giant and Dinner at Eight) and  Plath and Prouty (because of Now Voyager and Stella Dallas) now I've got to see if Tuffaut did anything besides this and Close Encounters ;)

Again, thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled this movie exists but I can't find it. My now several hours of continuous search....

Color. 1950 through 2000 Takes place while filming on location in a small european town (I thought it was italy but search strings with italy yield nothing). Final scene is in the town square for last shot in the movie being made. following this all cast and crew leave going their separate ways. the end. A love story is in the movie but is about the finishing of this film that is in finanical trouble and up against a dead line. I'm sure all phone calls are on phones with wires (no cellphones) plot point: at the last minute the movie is sold to an american studio that provided money to finish the film. I think almost all principal actors are native english speakers but could be portraying british folk. Possibly british studio started the project.

It could be I'm conflating two movies, but I don't think so.

Tankyou for reading this.