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Fellini's Roma is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by Fellini himself and a mixture of real-life footage and fictional set pieces. It flows from episode to episode, beginning with the director's early years arriving in Rome in 1931 during the time of Mussolini. Played by Stefano Mayore as a child, he visits the city with classmates and becomes infatuated. Played by Peter Gonzales at age 18, the young Fellini moves in to a tenement building and explores the wild characters living in neighborhood. The events that follow switch between the past and contemporary times, including a story line that involves a 1970s film crew making a movie about Rome. He also incorporates segments of Roman history and problems in the government, including an improvised speech from Gore Vidal. Throughout this journey there are visits to an outdoor restaurant, a movie theater, a music hall, and a brothel. In one famously surreal segment, groups of clergymen gather together for a Catholic fashion show spectacle. After a visit to a street festival and some on-camera interviews, the film concludes with shots of motorcycles driving by the Colosseum. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 1972

Cast

Britta Barnes
Federico Fellini
as Himself
Anna Magnani
Angela de Leo
Mario del Vago
John Francis Lane
Elisa Mainardi
Marne Maitland
as Underground Guide
Mimmo Poli
Gore Vidal
Fiona Florence
as Young Prostitute
Pedro Gonzales
as Fellini at age 18
Marcello Mastroianni
as Himself
Cassandra Peterson
Galliano Sbarra
as Music Hall Compere
Alberto Sordi
as Himself
Alvaro Vitali
as Tap Dancer Imitating Fred Astaire
Marcello Mastroianni
as Himself
Fiona Florence
as Young Prostitute
Marne Maitland
as Underground Guide
Alberto Sordi
as Himself
Galliano Sbarra
as Music Hall Compere
Pedro Gonzales
as Fellini at age 18

Crew

Federico Fellini
Director
Turi Vasile
Producer
Federico Fellini
Screenwriter
Bernardino Zapponi
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematographer
Carlo Savina
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nino Rota
Composer (Music Score)
Ruggero Mastroianni
Editor
Danilo Donati
Production Designer
Andrea Fantacci
Set Designer
Danilo Donati
Costume Designer
Adriano Pischiutta
Special Effects
Gino Landi
Choreography
Rino Carboni
Makeup
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