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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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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 »
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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


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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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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 | Chile:18 | 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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The famous scene in the Trevi Fountain was shot in March, when nights were still cold. According to Federico Fellini (in an interview with Costanzo Costantini), Anita Ekberg stood in the cold water in her dress for hours without any trouble. Marcello Mastroianni, on the other hand, had to wear a wetsuit beneath his clothes, and even that wasn't enough. Still freezing, he downed an entire bottle of vodka, so that he was completely drunk while shooting the scene.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the castle, Marcello lights a match to view some ancestral paintings. A spotlight is used to enhance the light of this match, but does not follow the actor's movements very closely and gives the illusion away.See more »
Quotes:
Transvestite:By 1965 there'll be total depravity. How squalid everything will be.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in My Voyage to Italy (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Stunning Fellini and Mastroianni, 15 April 2007
Author: drednm from United States

Long, episodic film by Federico Fellini about the conceits and facades of life: fame, intellect, sex, friendship, despair, innocence, etc.

Marcello Mastroianni is perfect as the shallow tabloid reporter who joyfully follows around Rome a blonde movie star from Sweden (Anita Ekberg) as she prowls around the city's bars and bistros. He is also having an affair with a woman (Anouk Aimee) while his girl friend (Yvonne Furnaux) seems to be going nuts.

But as Marcello moves through the city following the movie star, the miracle of the virgin, a few parties, etc. we see that his life is very empty because the things he reports on are meaningless drivel. We see that fame and fortune and the trappings of success are meaningless.

Marcello starts to realize that the movie star is a vapid airhead, the miracles are a sham, and his friend's (who seemed quite happily married) ghastly murder and suicide show the futility of life itself.

The Fellini themes are common to many of his films, but what makes La Dolce Vita so memorable are the cynical tone, the Nina Rota music, and the string of terrific visual images.

The opening scene is of a helicopter hauling a gilded plaster statue through the air across Rome. The flying saint is a bizarre image but serves to set up the movies which is all about images and events that are never what they seem to be.

Notable are the scenes of statuesque Ekberg in that terrific strapless black dress with the voluminous skirts as she swishes around dancing and eventually wading through a city fountain. The party scenes are also notable. The first because of the intolerable intellectuals who sits around and talk and talk but never do anything. The last party has the indelible image of Mastroianni "riding" a drunken blonde woman as though she were a horse. The final image of the giant dead fish is quite unsettling as it symbolizes their bloated lives.

Fellini is brilliant in filling scenes with odd people as extras, usually hideously dressed or wearing ugly glasses. The "gallery" of people who inhabit the city is one of grotesques, vapid fashion slaves, the rich, hangers on, etc.

A long film, but highly recommended and very memorable.

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