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Fellini's Roma Details


Fellini's Roma is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by [[Performer~P89547~Fellini~federicofellini]] 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 [[Performer~P46758~Stefano Mayore~stefanomayore]] as a child, he visits the city with classmates and becomes infatuated. Played by [[Performer~P27601~Peter Gonzales~petergonzales]] at age 18, the young [[Performer~P89547~Fellini~federicofellini]] 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 [[Performer~P115406~Gore Vidal~gorevidal]]. 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


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


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