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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
25 June 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way! See more »
Plot:
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Impossible to discuss here See more (228 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Guido Anselmi

Claudia Cardinale ... Claudia

Anouk Aimée ... Luisa Anselmi (as Anouk Aimee)

Sandra Milo ... Carla
Rossella Falk ... Rossella

Barbara Steele ... Gloria Morin

Madeleine Lebeau ... Madeleine, l'attrice francese

Caterina Boratto ... La signora misteriosa

Eddra Gale ... La Saraghina (as Edra Gale)
Guido Alberti ... Pace, il produttore
Mario Conocchia ... Conocchia, il direttore di produzione
Bruno Agostini ... Bruno - il secondo segretario di produzione
Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Cesarino, l'ispettore di produzione

Jean Rougeul ... Carini, il critico cinematografico
Mario Pisu ... Mario Mezzabotta
Yvonne Casadei ... Jacqueline Bonbon

Ian Dallas ... Il partner della telepata
Mino Doro ... L'agente di Claudia
Nadia Sanders ... Nadine, la Hostess (as Nadine Sanders)
Georgia Simmons ... La nonna di Guido

Edy Vessel ... L'indossatrice (as Hedy Vessel)
Tito Masini ... Il cardinale

Annie Gorassini ... L'amica del produttore
Rossella Como ... Un'amica di Luisa
Mark Herron ... Il corteggiatore di Luisa
Marisa Colomber ... Una zia di Guido
Neil Robinson ... L'agente dell'attrice francese
Elisabetta Catalano ... Matilde, la sorella di Luisa
Eugene Walter ... Il giornalista americano
Hazel Rogers ... La negretta
Gilda Dahlberg ... La moglie del giornalista americano
Mario Tarchetti ... L'ufficio di stampa di Claudia
Mary Indovino ... La telepata
Frazier Rippy ... Il segretario laico
Francesco Rigamonti ... Un'amico di Luisa
Giulio Paradisi ... Un'amico
Marco Gemini ... Guido da ragazzo
Giuditta Rissone ... La madre di Guido

Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Guido
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Gideon Bachmann ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Agnes Bonfanti ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Deena Boyer ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Mathilda Calnan ... Un'amica di Luisa (uncredited)
Giulio Calì ... Un uomo ai fanghi (uncredited)
Franco Caracciolo ... Young Priest (uncredited)
Anna Caramini ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Olimpia Cavalli ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Elisabetta Cini ... Un cardinale (uncredited)
Alfredo De Lafeld ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Sebastiano De Leandro ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Dina De Santis ... Dina, 'nipote' di Cesarino (uncredited)
Edward Fleming ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Grazia Frasnelli ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Sonia Gessner ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Eva Gioia ... Eva, 'nipote' di Cesarino (uncredited)
Riccardo Guglielmi ... Guido da bambino (uncredited)
John Karlsen ... L'uomo in auto (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Valentina Lang ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Annarosa Lattuada ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Palma Mangini ... La vecchia alla fattoria (uncredited)
Roberto Nicolosi ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Polidor ... Un pagliaccio (uncredited)
Maria Raimondi ... Una zia di Guido (uncredited)

Nino Rota ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Luciana Sanseverino ... Bit Part (uncredited)
John Stacy ... Il cassiere (uncredited)
Maria Tedeschi ... La direttrice della scuola (uncredited)
Flaminia Torlonia ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Roberta Valli ... La ragazza alla fattoria (uncredited)
Maria Wertmuller ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Vadim Wolkonsky ... Bit Part (uncredited)

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

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay) &
Brunello Rondi (screenplay)

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Leo Catozzo 
 
Production Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Set Decoration by
Vito Anzalone 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
Leonor Fini (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mario Basili .... production manager
Clemente Fracassi .... production manager
Nello Meniconi .... production supervisor
Alessandro von Norman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Aluigi .... second assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... first assistant director
Giulio Paradisi .... second assistant director
Lina Wertmüller .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Luciano Ricceri .... assistant art director
Brunello Rondi .... artistic advisor
 
Sound Department
Alberto Bartolomei .... sound
Mario Faraoni .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator (as Pasquale De Santis)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orietta Nasalli-Rocca .... assistant costume designer (as Orietta Nasalli Rocca)
Clara Poggi .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Mirella Gamacchio .... script supervisor
Angelo Iacono .... production secretary
Albino Morandini .... production secretary (as Albino Morandin)
Angelo Rizzoli .... presenter
Adriana Asti .... voice dubbing: Edy Vessel (uncredited)
Ennio Balbo .... voice dubbing: Alfredo De Lafeld (uncredited)
Mario Basili .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alberto Bonucci .... voice dubbing: Jean Rougeul (uncredited)
Mario Carotenuto .... voice dubbing: Mario Conocchia (uncredited)
Carlo Croccolo .... voice dubbing: Guido Alberti (uncredited)
Riccardo Cucciolla .... voice dubbing: Mark Herron (uncredited)
Lia Curci .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Enzo Liberti .... voice dubbing: Cesare Miceli Picardi (uncredited)
Mario Lombardini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renata Marini .... voice dubbing: Anouk Aimée (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Frazier Rippy (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Neil Robinson (uncredited)
Stefano Satta Flores .... voice dubbing: Guido Alberti (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Madeleine LeBeau (uncredited)
Francesco Sormano .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianrico Tedeschi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianrico Tedeschi .... voice dubbing: Ian Dallas (uncredited)
Bice Valori .... voice dubbing: Gilda Dahlberg (uncredited)
Luisella Visconti .... voice dubbing: Elisabetta Catalano (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"8 1/2" - Canada (English title) (alternative title)
"Federico Fellini's 8 1/2" - USA
"Federico Fellini's 8½" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
138 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 (original rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (TV rating) | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (2004) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1989) | USA:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Guido visits Carla during her illness, a strap of her slip disappears in the close shot after she rolls over, but is apparent in longer shots both prior and after.See more »
Quotes:
Luisa Anselmi:Don't explain. I didn't ask you anything. Just spare me the shame of hearing you swear to a mess of lies.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Broken Embraces (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
OvertureSee more »

FAQ

What make of sunglasses was Guido wearing?
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139 out of 193 people found the following review useful.
Impossible to discuss here, 18 February 2004
Author: kintopf432 (kintopf432@hotmail.com) from St. Paul, MN

Swirling, kaleidoscopic rumination from Fellini. The other user comments here (as well as many professional reviews) show how difficult it is to discuss this film briefly, so I don't think I'm going to try. I would only say that, like other films that push at the boundaries of cinematic greatness--`Citizen Kane,' `Nashville,' and `Brazil' are three others that come to mind--it isn't really possible to place `8 ½' in any simple category. It is a comedy and a tragedy, a satire and a celebration, a movie about love and about the lack of it, a movie about making art and a movie about living, an autobiography and the most challenging kind of fiction, a masterpiece of style and a movie that's really about something. It's not for everyone, but it should be, and it's quite possibly the single greatest movie I have ever seen. 11 out of 10.

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