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7 November 1956 (USA) See more »
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Franco Interlenghi ... Moraldo Rubini

Alberto Sordi ... Alberto
Franco Fabrizi ... Fausto Moretti
Leopoldo Trieste ... Leopoldo Vannucci
Riccardo Fellini ... Riccardo

Leonora Ruffo ... Sandra Rubini (as Eleonora Ruffo)

Jean Brochard ... Francesco Moretti
Claude Farell ... Olga
Carlo Romano ... Michele Curti
Enrico Viarisio ... Signor Rubini
Paola Borboni ... Signora Rubini
Lída Baarová ... Giulia Curti (as Lida Baarowa)
Arlette Sauvage ... La sconosciuta del cinema
Vira Silenti ... Gisella
Maja Niles ... Caterina (as Maja Nipora)
Achille Majeroni ... Sergio Natali
Guido Martufi ... Guido
Silvio Bagolini ... Giudizio
Milvia Chianelli ... L'amica di Riccardo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Andronico ... Un ragazzo al carnevale (uncredited)
Alberto Anselmi ... (uncredited)
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Gustavo De Nardo ... (uncredited)
Graziella De Roc ... (uncredited)
Giovanna Galli ... Ballerina (uncredited)
Franca Gandolfi ... Ballerina (uncredited)
Lilia Landi ... Herself (uncredited)
Gigetta Morano ... La madre di Alberto e Olga (uncredited)
Lino Toffolo ... Un ragazzo al carnevale (uncredited)
Gondrano Trucchi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) (as Ennio Flajano) &
Tullio Pinelli (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay)

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... producer (uncredited)
Mario De Vecchi .... producer (uncredited)
Lorenzo Pegoraro .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Otello Martelli 
Luciano Trasatti 
Film Editing by
Rolando Benedetti 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
Set Decoration by
Luigi Giacosi 
Costume Design by
Margherita Marinari 
Makeup Department
Michele Bomarzi .... makeup artist (as Bomarzi)
Production Management
Danilo Fallani .... assistant production manager
Luigi Giacosi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Moraldo Rossi .... assistant director
Max de Vaucorbeil .... assistant director (as Max De Vaucorbeil)
Stefano Ubezio .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ampelio Ciolfi .... still photographer
Roberto Gerardi .... camera operator (as Roberto Girardi)
Franco Villa .... camera operator
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Other crew
Ugo Benvenuti .... production secretary
Ettore Catalucci .... laboratory technician
Narciso Vicario .... script supervisor (as Vicario Narciso)
Jole Fierro .... voice dubbing: Maja Nipora (uncredited)
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Claude Farell (uncredited)
Adolfo Geri .... voice dubbing: Leopoldo Trieste (uncredited)
Flaminia Jandolo .... voice dubbing: Vira Silenti (uncredited)
Nino Manfredi .... voice dubbing: Franco Fabrizi (uncredited)
Rina Morelli .... voice dubbing: Eleonora Ruffo (uncredited)
Enrico Osterman .... voice dubbing: Jean Brochard (uncredited)
Giusi Raspani Dandolo .... voice dubbing: Paola Borboni (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"I vitelloni" - Italy (original title)
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Argentina:101 min | Germany:100 min | USA:104 min | Italy:107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

For Federico Fellini, vitelloni were "the unemployed of the middle class, mother's pets. They shine during the holiday season, and waiting for it takes up the rest of the year".See more »
Continuity: When Sandra receives the 'Miss Mermaid' sash, it is placed over her left shoulder. Later inside during the storm it is seen to be over her right shoulder.See more »
Sergio Natali:He who cares not for art, cares not for life.See more »
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year 1953 : First international success by Italian auteur of dreams., 22 January 2008
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from Paris, France

I Vitelloni, directed by Fellini in 1953 was his first international success.Although it is largely autobiographical in nature there is no obvious mention of Rimini,an Italian coastal town where Fellini was born.There are things to be learned from this film such as erratic behavior of a generation which grew up after second world war.This was the one of the rare post war films which spoke of conflicts within family.It is true that Italian master has drawn an honest portrait of aimless youngsters who were not fit for anything but what might be intriguing to an average viewer is to ascertain as to why Fellini decided not to throw some light about why his protagonists were like that ? This is the reason why Fellini has left all important reasoning task for viewers to decide about strengths and weaknesses of his protagonists.I Vitelloni is a film in which there is no escape for anyone neither for its young heroes nor for their family members who like them are also trapped in their own dreary existence.

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