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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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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Only for those who absolutely adore clowns or the work of 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)
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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Also Known As:
"I clowns" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Only for those who absolutely adore clowns or the work of Fellini, 13 November 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is an odd vanity project from the famed Italian director, Federico Fellini. It's quite different from his usual films--even though his flashbacks to his youth permeate the film like "Roma" and "Amarcord". This is because of general recollections of childhood, this one specifically is about clowns--something which seems like an obsession in this film. It's shot semi-documentary style and is quite episodic--showing various clowns around Europe and his recollections. In addition, often parallels to the clowns are given--real life situations and people who remind him of the clowns. If you are looking for anything more, then you're out of luck. And, it's a true testament to his fans that such a film STILL is highly regarded. As for me, I thought it was pretty boring and pointless. Sorry...but I just didn't see a lot of reason to watch this one except so that I could one day say I've seen all of Fellini's films (and I am darn close now).

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