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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 May 1957 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of a betrayed but unquenchable little Roman street-walker.
Plot:
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 15 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(96 articles)
User Reviews:
The "grandest finale" ever See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Giulietta Masina ... Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli
François Périer ... Oscar D'Onofrio (as François Perier)
Franca Marzi ... Wanda
Dorian Gray ... Jessy
Aldo Silvani ... The wizard
Ennio Girolami ... Amleto, 'il magnaccia'
Mario Passante ... Uncle of Amleto
Christian Tassou
Amedeo Nazzari ... Alberto Lazzari
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Baghino ... (uncredited)
Franco Balducci ... Spectator on the Stage of the Cinema (uncredited)
Ciccio Barbi ... Man on the Stage (uncredited)
Luciano Bonanni ... Man in Black Suit at the Edge of the River (uncredited)
Jusy Boncinelli ... (uncredited)
Loretta Capitoli ... Rosy (uncredited)
Leo Cattozzo ... The Man with the Sack (uncredited)
Dominique Delouche ... Priest with the Flag (uncredited)
Edda Evangelista ... (uncredited)
Franco Fabrizi ... Giorgio (uncredited)
Riccardo Fellini ... (uncredited)
Ines Ferrari ... (uncredited)
Biagio Gambini ... Moretto (uncredited)
Giovanna Gattinoni ... La zia nana (uncredited)
Amedeo Girardi ... (uncredited)
Pina Gualandri ... Matilda (uncredited)
Elio Mauro ... (uncredited)
Nino Milano ... (uncredited)
Jean Mollier ... (uncredited)
Sandro Moretti ... Un papponcello (uncredited)
Sergio Parlato ... (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... Man Eating in the Nightclub (uncredited)
Polidor ... Friar (uncredited)
María Luisa Rolando ... Marisa (uncredited)
Vittorio Tosti ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini  screenplay &
Ennio Flaiano  story and screenplay &
Tullio Pinelli  story and screenplay

Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)

Federico Fellini  story
Maria Molinari  novel

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Aldo Tonti 
Otello Martelli (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo  (as Leo Catozzo)
 
Production Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Makeup Department
Dante Trani .... makeup artist
Eligio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Luigi De Laurentiis .... production manager
Emimmo Salvi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delouche .... assistant director
Moraldo Rossi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Brunello Rondi .... artistic advisor
 
Sound Department
Oscar Di Santo .... sound
Rocco Roy Mangano .... sound (as Roy Mangano)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Goffredo Bellisario .... camera operator (uncredited)
Otello Martelli .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
Narciso Vicario .... editing secretary
 
Music Department
Pasquale Bonagura .... composer: song "Lla Ri Lli Ra"
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
 
Other crew
Manolo Bolognini .... production secretary
Dominique Delouche .... production assistant
Paolo Nuzzi .... production assistant
Nino Manfredi .... voice dubbing: Ennio Girolami (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le notti di Cabiria" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
110 min | USA:117 min (restored version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
Federico Fellini cast film editor 'Leo Cattazo' as "The Man with the Sack" and wanted to keep that sequence in the release print over the objections of producer 'Dino De Laurentiis'. De Laurentiis, who thought the scene slowed the film down, finally had to resort to stealing the scene from the editing room. According to DeLaurentiis about five to seven years after its original release, Fellini called him up and begged him to give him back the sequence so he could restore it. As "Cabiria" had now achieved a classic status, the producer agreed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of the family outside the house changes between when Cabiria first opens the door and when she leaves the house.See more »
Quotes:
Giorgio:[in Italian]
[first lines]
Giorgio:Go over there.
Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli:[in Italian] It's beautiful. Come on.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Squid and the Whale (2005)See more »

FAQ

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Why were people walking barefoot in the religious procession?
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63 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
The "grandest finale" ever, 17 September 2003
Author: Giannis Palavos (giannispalavos) from Thessaloniki, Greece

It's hard to tell which Fellini's film leads the way; "8 1/2", "La Dolce vita", "La strada", "Amarcord" and so many more, you just can't choose.

But, when it comes to this beautiful picture, things become clearer. It's not just the amazing perfomance by Giullietta Masina, it's not just the wonderful, semi-crazy characters wondering around the screen and emphasizing Kabiria's sad and lonely world, it's -and that's the film's greatest quality- this sense of optimism that Fellini wants the viewer to take with him/her as he/she is leaving the theater. The master takes everything from his heroin but at the end he wants to convey one simple, eassy-to-grip but so essential message: "Please, don't give up". The power of the film's last ten minutes is unpreceded in the world of movies and, sad to say, never again have we seen such an amazing finale. This is a must-see film, and, most important of all, a film so generous to its viewers that one time is not enough. A total 9/10

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