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25 December 1970 (Italy) See more »
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A ragout of real memories and mockumentary, as Fellini explores a childhood obsession: circus clowns. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Colourful, nostalgic and poetic- a largely successful Fellini See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Riccardo Billi ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Billi)

Federico Fellini ... Himself
Gigi Reder ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Reder)
Tino Scotti ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Scotti)
Valentini ... Himself - Italian Clown
Fanfulla ... Himself - Italian Clown
Merli ... Himself - Italian Clown
Carlo Rizzo ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Rizzo)
Colombaioni ... Themselves - Italian Clowns (as I 4 Colombaioni)
Pistoni ... Himself - Italian Clown
Martana ... Themselves - Italian Clowns (as I Martana)
Giacomo Furia ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Furia)
Alvaro Vitali ... Himself (as The Troupe)
Dante Maggio ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Maggio)
Galliano Sbarra ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Sbarra)
Peppino Janigro ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Janigro)
Carini ... Himself - Italian Clown
Maunsell ... Himself - Italian Clown
Nino Terzo ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Terzo)
Osiride Pevarello ... Clown (as Peverello)
Nino Vingelli ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Vingelli)
Alberto Sorrentino ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Sorrentino)
Fumagalli ... Himself - Italian Clown
Valdemaro ... Himself - Italian Clown
Luigi Zerbinati ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Zerbinati)
Ettore Bevilacqua ... Himself - Italian Clown (as Bevilacqua)
Maya Morin ... Maya (La troupe)
Anna Lina Alberti ... Herself - Alvaro's mother (La troupe) (as Lina Alberti)
Gasparino ... Gasparino (La troupe)
Alex ... Himself - French Clown
Georges Loriot ... Himself - French Clown (as Père Loriot)
Maïs ... Himself - French Clown
Bario ... Himself - French Clown
Ludo ... Himself - French Clown
Nino ... Himself - French Clown
Charlie Rivel ... Himself

Pierre Étaix ... Himself
Annie Fratellini ... Herself
Victor Fratellini ... Himself
Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée ... Himself (as Baptiste)
Tristan Remy ... Himself
Liana Orfei ... Herself
Rinaldo Orfei ... Himself
Nando Orfei ... Himself
Franco Migliorini ... Himself - Animal Tamer

Anita Ekberg ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Herself (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Railwayman (uncredited)
Victoria Chaplin ... Herself (uncredited)
Liliana Chiari ... Herself (uncredited)
Dante Cleri ... Fascist (uncredited)
Shirley Corrigan ... Audience member (uncredited)
Feverello ... Himself - Italian Clown (uncredited)
Gustavo Fratellini ... Himself - Italian Clown (uncredited)
Adelina Poerio ... Dwarf nun (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Federico Fellini 
Bernardino Zapponi 

Produced by
Ugo Guerra .... producer
Elio Scardamaglia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Dario Di Palma 
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Lamberto Pippia 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blasco Giurato .... camera operator
Claudio Sabatini .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Edoardo Romani .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
 
Other crew
Roberto Bertea .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Carla Comaschi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
 

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"I clowns" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Colourful, nostalgic and poetic- a largely successful Fellini, 1 August 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

As a great admirer of Federico Fellini, I was really taken with I Clowns. It is not one of Fellini's finest like La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord, Nights in Cabiria and La Strada, but has much to recommend it. I did feel at times that some of the dialogue collided into another bit of dialogue a little too much. And while certainly not amateurish at any rate I can think of other Fellini films better in this good, again not bad, actually it is skilled but with a somewhat grainy quality and lacking the dream-like feel of for instance 8 1/2. Faults aside, the costumes are stunning showing a lot of detail, while the settings are just as colourful. Nino Rota's scoring, which is largely made up of parts of his other works, is bright and cheerful, yet doesn't in any way undermine the melancholic ending. The structure of the story is much more focused than Satyricon, and while I did enjoy the documentary-like approach of some scenes, it was the personal and nostalgic charm that is part of Fellini's style all over that made I Clowns so intriguing. The clowns are interesting with more than them that meets the eye, they are not as easy to identify with as some of Fellini's other work but they are hardly detached either. The acting is engaging at feels at least naturalistic. All in all, largely successful and well done if not among Fellini's finest work. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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