IMDb > La Dolce Vita (1960)
La dolce vita
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

La Dolce Vita (1960) More at IMDbPro »La dolce vita (original title)

Photos (See all 38 | slideshow) Videos
La Dolce Vita -- Trailer for La Dolce Vita

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   43,476 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for La Dolce Vita on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
19 April 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Sweet Life See more »
Plot:
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(422 articles)
‘La Dolce Vita’ to be remade?
 (From The Hollywood News. 10 July 2015, 9:36 AM, PDT)

Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ to get a remake
 (From SoundOnSight. 10 July 2015, 9:29 AM, PDT)

Sos This Week #15: A Farewell to The Dissolve
 (From SoundOnSight. 10 July 2015, 9:07 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
my favorite fellini - See more (160 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Rubini

Anita Ekberg ... Sylvia

Anouk Aimée ... Maddalena (as Anouk Aimee)
Yvonne Furneaux ... Emma

Magali Noël ... Fanny (as Magali Noel)
Alain Cuny ... Steiner
Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Marcello
Walter Santesso ... Paparazzo

Lex Barker ... Robert - marito di Sylvia
Jacques Sernas ... Il divo
Nadia Gray ... Nadia
Valeria Ciangottini ... Paola
Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo
Ida Galli ... Debuttante dell'anno
Audrey McDonald ... Jane (as Audey McDonald)
Polidor ... Pagliaccio
Enrico Glori ... Ammiratore di Nadia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Addobbati ... (uncredited)
Conte Brunoro Serego Aligheri ... Young Man with Mink Coat (uncredited)
Federika André ... Tenant in Steiner's House (uncredited)
Armando Annuale ... (uncredited)
Joan Antequera ... Woman at Castle (uncredited)
Juan Antequero ... Spanish Gentleman with Eyepatch at Castle (uncredited)
Gianni Baghino ... (uncredited)
Nadia Balabine ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ignazio Balsamo ... (uncredited)
Remo Benedetti ... (uncredited)
Laura Betti ... Laura (uncredited)
Leonardo Botta ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ida Bracci Dorati ... (uncredited)
Ferdinando Brofferio ... Maddalena's Lover (uncredited)
Giovanna Busetti ... Lying Child of The Miracle (uncredited)
Massimo Busetti ... Bimbo del miracolo (uncredited)
Tito Buzzo ... Muscle Man (uncredited)
Daniela Calvino ... Daniela (uncredited)
Tony Campanino ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Fabrizio Capucci ... Photographer at Press Conference (uncredited)
Donato Castellaneta ... Reporter (uncredited)
Adriano Celentano ... Himself (uncredited)
Enzo Cerusico ... Fotografo (uncredited)
Elisabetta Cini ... Sleeping Duchess (uncredited)
Giulio Citti ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Nani Colombo ... Woman at the Mirror (uncredited)
Mario Conocchia ... Lawyer with Nadia's Bra (uncredited)
Francesco Consalvo ... Scalise's Assistant (uncredited)
Tiziano Cortini ... Movie News Cameraman (uncredited)
Decimo Cristiani ... Young Man That Doesn't Talk (uncredited)
Mario De Grenet ... Man at Castle That Dislikes Dog's Smell (uncredited)
Andrea De Pino ... (uncredited)
Adele De Rossi ... (uncredited)
Donatella Della Nora ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christine Denise ... Woman Eating a Chicken (uncredited)
Katherine Denise ... (uncredited)
Carlo Di Maggio ... Toto Scalise (uncredited)
François Dieudonné ... Reporter (uncredited)
Alain Dijon ... Frankie Stout (uncredited)
Count Ivenda Dobrzensky ... Giovanni (uncredited)
Enzo Doria ... Fotografo (uncredited)
Mino Doro ... Amante di Nadia (uncredited)
Donatella Esparmer ... Lady with the Irritated Man (uncredited)
Paolo Fadda ... Assistant Police Inspector (uncredited)
Umberto Felici ... Reporter (uncredited)

Oretta Fiume ... Lisa (uncredited)
Rina Franchetti ... Mother of the Miracle Children (uncredited)
Giacomo Gabrielli ... Maddalena's Father (uncredited)
Franco Giacobini ... Journalist at the Telephone (uncredited)
Angela Giavalisco ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)
Romolo Giordani ... Man at Castle (uncredited)
Giulio Girola ... Commissario di polizia (uncredited)
Christine Graefeck ... (uncredited)
Lily Granado ... Lucy (uncredited)
Libero Grandi ... (uncredited)
Maurizio Guelfi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gloria Hendy ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
April Hennessy ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Nina Hohenlohe ... Woman at Castle (uncredited)
Antonio Jacono ... Transvestite (uncredited)
Gloria Jones ... Gloria (uncredited)
Carlo Kechler ... Man with Clock (uncredited)
Else Knorr ... (uncredited)
Paolo Labia ... Servant in Maddalena's Household (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sondra Lee ... Ballerina in Spoleto (uncredited)
Marianne Leibl ... Yvonne's Companion in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Guglielmo Leoncini ... Scalise's Secretary (uncredited)
Giuliana Lojodice ... Servant at Steiner's House (uncredited)
Renée Longarini ... Miss Steiner (uncredited)
Francisco Lori ... Man in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Francesco Luzi ... Radioreporter (uncredited)
Mario Mallarno ... Reporter (uncredited)
Renato Mambor ... A Tall Young Man (uncredited)
Vittorio Manfrino ... Tabarin Director (uncredited)
Maria Marigliano ... Massamilla (uncredited)
Carlo Mariotti ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Gino Marturano ... Pimp (uncredited)
Maria Mazzanti ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)
Harriet Medin ... Sylvia's Secretary (uncredited)
Marta Melocco ... (uncredited)
Nello Meniconi ... Man on Via Veneto (uncredited)
Alex Messoyedoff ... Priest at the Miracle Site (uncredited)
Gianfranco Mingozzi ... Priest That Lets Steiner Play Organ (uncredited)
Lucia Modigliani ... (uncredited)
Adriana Moneta ... Ninni (uncredited)
Maite Morand ... Reporter (uncredited)
Carlo Musto ... Travestito (uncredited)
Aurelio Nardi ... Uncle of Lying Children of The Miracle (uncredited)
Nico ... Nico / Herself (uncredited)
Desmond O'Grady ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Liana Orfei ... (uncredited)
Umberto Orsini ... Man in Sunglasses That Helps Nadia Strip (uncredited)
Contessa Cristina Paolozzi ... Laughing Girl at Seance (uncredited)
Giulio Paradisi ... Fotografo (uncredited)
Ada Passeri ... Woman in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Franca Pasut ... Girl Covered with Feathers (uncredited)
Loretta Pepi ... (uncredited)
Paola Petrini ... (uncredited)
Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Irate Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Princess Doris Pignatelli ... Lady in White Coat at Castle (uncredited)
Alberto Plebani ... Doctor (uncredited)
Oliviero Prunas ... Oliviero - Son of Prince (uncredited)
Giovanni Querrel ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Giulio Questi ... Don Giulio (uncredited)
Concetta Ragusa ... Reporter (uncredited)
Loretta Ramaciotti ... Woman in Seance (uncredited)
Leonida Repaci ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Alfredo Rizzo ... Television Director (uncredited)
Rosemary Rennel Rodd ... English Medium (uncredited)
Giancarlo Romani ... Policeman (uncredited)
Franco Rossellini ... The Beautiful Horseman (uncredited)
Prince Eugenio Ruspoli di Poggio Suasa ... Don Eugenio Mascalchi (uncredited)
Margherita Russo ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Anna Maria Salerno ... Prostitute's Friend (uncredited)
Anna Salvatore ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Archie Savage ... Negro Dancer (uncredited)
Leopoldo Savona ... Negro Dancer (uncredited)
Lisa Schneider ... Woman in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Maria Pia Serafini ... Second Lady with the Irritated Man (uncredited)
Noel Sheldon ... Man in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Isabella Soldani ... (uncredited)
Letizia Spadini ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Giò Stajano ... Pierone (uncredited)
Gino Talamo ... (uncredited)
Sandra Tesi ... Young Girl Living Nearby (uncredited)
Henry Thody ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tomás Torres ... Gianelli (uncredited)
Iris Tree ... Poetess at Steiner's Party (uncredited)
Vando Tress ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Gondrano Trucchi ... Servant at Caracalla's (uncredited)
Teresa Tsao ... Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
Winie Vagliani ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Leontine Van Strein ... Matinee Idol's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Aldo Vasco ... Man in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Lucia Vasilicò ... Young Woman Making Confession at Nadia's Party (uncredited)
Maria Teresa Vianello ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)
Sandy von Normand ... Interpreter at the Press Conference (uncredited)
Antoinette Weynen ... (uncredited)
Angela Wilson ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Vadim Wolkowsky ... Prince Mascalchi (uncredited)
Maria Teresa Wolodimeroff ... The Bored Lady (uncredited)
Italo Zingarelli ... Don Giulio (uncredited)

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

Federico Fellini  screenplay &
Ennio Flaiano  screenplay &
Tullio Pinelli  screenplay and
Brunello Rondi  contributing writer

Pier Paolo Pasolini  uncredited

Produced by
Giuseppe Amato .... producer
Franco Magli .... executive producer
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo  (as Leo Catozzo)
 
Production Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Makeup Department
Sergio Angeloni .... assistant makeup artist
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nello Meniconi .... production manager
Manlio Morelli .... production manager (as Manlio M. Morelli)
Alessandro von Norman .... production supervisor (as Alessandro Von Norman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delouche .... first assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... first assistant director
Gianfranco Mingozzi .... second assistant director
Paolo Nuzzi .... first assistant director
Lili Rademakers .... second assistant director (as Lili Veenman)
Giancarlo Romani .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vito Anzalone .... assistant production designer
Giorgio Giovannini .... assistant production designer
Lucia Mirisola .... assistant production designer
Brunello Rondi .... artistic advisor
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oscar Di Santo .... sound
Agostino Moretti .... sound
Mike Le Mare .... assistant sound editor: English dub (uncredited)
Wally Milner .... English sound recordist (uncredited)
Maurice Rootes .... English dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ennio Guarnieri .... assistant camera
Arturo Zavattini .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia Mirisola .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
Vanda Olasio .... assistant editor (as Wanda Olasio)
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
Armando Trovajoli .... music arranger (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
Other crew
Mario Basili .... production secretary
Lilla Brignone .... voice dubbing: Anouk Aimée
Osvaldo De Micheli .... production secretary
Mario Di Biase .... production secretary
Clemente Fracassi .... general manager
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Yvonne Furneaux
Isa Mari .... script supervisor
Romolo Valli .... voice dubbing: Alain Cuny
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La dolce vita" - Italy (original title)
"The Sweet Life" - International (English title) (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
See more »
Runtime:
174 min | Germany:177 min (premiere) | Portugal:165 min (re-release) | USA:180 min (premiere)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Hungary:18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1976) | Italy:16+ (original rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Spain:(Banned) (1960-1980) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (re-rating) (2013) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (original rating)
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer Dino De Laurentiis left the project when director Federico Fellini refused to cast Paul Newman in the lead.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the top of St. Peter's dome the wind blows Sylvia's hat off. The wire on her hat used to achieve this effect is clearly visible trailing off to the right during the scene.See more »
Quotes:
Steiner:We must get beyond passions, like a great work of art. In such miraculous harmony. We should love each other outside of time... detached.See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
121 out of 146 people found the following review useful.
my favorite fellini -, 23 April 2004
Author: shoolaroon from usa

I first saw this movie probably over 25 years ago when I was quite a bit younger. At that point I enjoyed it for its party scenes, sense of joy and life and vitality and....Marcello Mastroianni. Now that I'm older myself and have just recently seen the movie again, I find that I have a much deeper understanding of it. Maybe it takes some age to find some meaning. In a nutshell, Marcello is at a crossroads in his life, he's unable to settle down or move foreward into any direction - he's a diletante with aspirations but no real goals. He's wrapped up in himself and in projecting rather dreamy ideals onto other people. But as he keeps projecting on to others he comes to find in each situation that he doesn't really know the person and they are a mystery and probably a disappointment to him. certainly steiner is the biggest disappointment and disillusions him to a degree that he is apparently lost to a life of corruption and decadence as a result. but it's not that these people are difficult to understand to someone other than marcello - i think we can see that anita ekberg's character really is just a big good-natured blond and not the mysterious goddess marcello makes her out to be; his father is again - the typical traveling salesman and perhaps not the paternal figure that marcello would like him to be. his amour maddelena lives up to her name even as marcello starts believing himself in love with her - he's literally seduced by nothing more than an image he creates in his own mind. his friend steiner seems to have it all to marcello and to be the renaissance man that he would like to be - but, of course, he is dissatisfied and disturbed and we see what the end is. the only one whom marcello forms a somewhat realistic connection with is his girlfriend whom he treats badly and neglects despite her obvious love for him. he refuses to actually work on the one relationship that he could actually succeed at - he would rather dream about possibilities than actualize something.

marcello cannot communicate with others because he cannot see them as the people they really are - he just sees them as projections of his own needs, aspirations, desires and goals. when he finds out what they're really like, he either turns away or falls apart. this is an outstanding movie - 10 out of 10 and beautifully photographed. if you don't get it now, try again in 10 years - it will wait for you to catch up.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (160 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for La Dolce Vita (1960)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
You hated Dolce but loved another Fellini's? svallee-5
streaming movie lilyfuentes
What was it that Steiner felt he lacked in life? jophassa
Why does Marcello end up where he does? *Spoilers bono_vox_is_god
the young blond girl from the restaurant gabypanama
Is Nico in this movie? pattijane-55226
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Fellini Satyricon The Best of Youth Bright Young Things Religulous
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.