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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
7 November 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (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)
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)
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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)
Adolfo Geri .... voice dubbing: Leopoldo Trieste (uncredited)
Nino Manfredi .... voice dubbing: Franco Fabrizi (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I vitelloni" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:101 min | Germany:100 min | USA:104 min | Italy:107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The part for 'Sergio Natali' was originally offered to the great Italian director, 'Vittorio de Sica'. He politely declined as he was concerned that the character's homosexuality might mark the director himself as a homosexual.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Sergio Natali:He who cares not for art, cares not for life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinecittà: La casa di F. Fellini (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Io Cerco la TitinaSee more »

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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The interchangeability of gang members, 10 August 2004
Author: Nick Pett from London, England

I think that the only other user to have commented on this film may have missed some of the point. The actions of the characters are not hard to understand. Fausto is a womaniser because he does not take love and its attendant responsibilities seriously. Alberto and Riccardo booze and smoke and hang around because those are the roles designated to some men in adult gangs of this kind. Moraldo sees Fausto's womanising and is torn between loyalty to the camaraderie of the group and to his friend and love for his sister, resulting in him helping Fausto to protect Sandra from the truth.

With regards to the lack of character definition of the characters, I don't think that this should be seen as a problem. Their inability to escape the attraction of a casual life robs them of character and their love of the gang robs them of individuality. The interchangeability of their looks and the swapping of facial hair styles illustrates the dynamics of a gang - shared vocabulary, shared likes and dislikes, playing off each other.

I think that this is a perfect distillation of the aimless lives of adult males, unable to break away from the gang. Whether this is Fellini's best or not, it is a very affecting study of small-town ennui and male relationships.

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