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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 »
User Reviews:
Brilliant - Italian film making at its zenith See more (168 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)

Lex Barker ... Robert - marito di Sylvia

Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Marcello
Walter Santesso ... Paparazzo

Jacques Sernas ... Il divo
Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo
Valeria Ciangottini ... Paola

Nadia Gray ... Nadia
Alain Cuny ... Steiner
Ida Galli ... Debuttante dell'anno
Audrey McDonald ... Jane

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 ... The Lady Who sings at Steiner's (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 Wolkonsky ... 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 (director of photography)
 
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
Clemente Fracassi .... production supervisor
Franco Magli .... production executive
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 .... assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... assistant director
Gianfranco Mingozzi .... second assistant director
Paolo Nuzzi .... 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
Brunello Rondi .... artistic consultant
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oscar Di Santo .... sound recordist
Agostino Moretti .... sound recordist
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
The Campaninos .... music performer
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Armando Trovajoli .... music arranger (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
Other crew
Mario Basili .... production secretary
Osvaldo De Micheli .... production secretary
Mario Di Biase .... production secretary
Clemente Fracassi .... general manager
Isa Mari .... continuity
Gianni Bonagura .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lilla Brignone .... voice dubbing: Anouk Aimée (uncredited)
Mario Colli .... voice dubbing: Alfredo Rizzo (uncredited)
Riccardo Cucciolla .... voice dubbing: Francesco Luzi (uncredited)
Nino Dal Fabbro .... voice dubbing: Alex Messoyedolf (uncredited)
Jole Fierro .... voice dubbing: Nadia Gray (uncredited)
Annarosa Garatti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Yvonne Furneaux (uncredited)
Carlo Hinterman .... voice dubbing: Giulio Girola (uncredited)
Enzo Liberti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Achille Millo .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianni Musy .... voice dubbing: Walter Santesso (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Alain Dijon (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Concetta Ragusa (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Donato Castellaneta (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Francois Dieudonné (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Gianfranco Mingozzi (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Mario De Grenet (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Mario Mallarno (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Maurizio Guelfi (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Nadia Balbine (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Tiziano Cortini (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Umberto Felici (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Vadim Wolconsky (uncredited)
Vanna Polverosi .... voice dubbing: Renée Longarini (uncredited)
Bruno Scipioni .... voice dubbing: Nello Meniconi (uncredited)
Massimo Turci .... voice dubbing: Giulio Paradisi (uncredited)
Toni Ucci .... voice dubbing: Enzo Doria (uncredited)
Romolo Valli .... voice dubbing: Alain Cuny (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La dolce vita" - Italy (original title)
"The Sweet Life" - International (English title) (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
174 min | Germany:177 min (premiere) | Portugal:165 min (re-release) | USA:180 min (premiere)
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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:VM16 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1976) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Spain:(Banned) (1960-1980) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (re-rating) (2013) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Trivia:
Asked how he got the idea for the film, Federico Fellini replied that one year the fashions made the women in Rome look like big flowers. Several extremely exaggerated costumes here and there in the film (such as two women guests' cloaks in the sequence of the party at the castle) point back to this original inspiration.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:
Transvestite:By 1965 there'll be total depravity. How squalid everything will be.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Ready TeddySee more »

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31 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant - Italian film making at its zenith, 8 February 1999
Author: al cerf from sunnyvale, ca

From so many perspectives, this film is a true artistic masterpiece, and happily, a commercial success. Those vehement in their dislike are simply wrong; their criticism does not hold up. Fellini and some few others, unlike most critics, completely understood that film derives NOT from the world of plays but from PAINTING. First time viewers - if the plot seems confusing, should just sit back and enjoy the staggering accomplishments of lighting, cinematography and staging. And that is leaving out of course, acting, writing directing!

Briefly, the film follows seven aimless days and nights in the life of Marcello Rubini, a world weary Roman "reporter" who writes for gossip magazines. Yes, it does document the slow self-destruction of an unfulfilled writer, it is really a dire warning that the banality and sheer boredom of the late 20th Century were (are) likely to bore us ALL to death ... and Fellini hit the mark with perfect precision, the world's best bullseye, if you will ...

The acting is first rate, Mastroianni is so masterful, that when he uses one or two of his cliches - they stick out like sore thumbs in a towering performance. (We forgive him for those tiny imperfections!) Likewise, all the players - from leads to bit roles are brilliant.

A film then, not in this world, or really even of it, but an oblique reflection of the coming decade (the movie was shot in 1959) the details of which, Fellini already seemed to know! Staggeringly hip and modern - well, a Masterpiece!

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