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Roma (1972)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 October 1972 (USA)
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Gonzales Falcon ...
Fellini, Age 18 (as Peter Gonzales)
Fiona Florence ...
Dolores - Young Prostitute
Britta Barnes
Pia De Doses ...
Princess Domitilla
Marne Maitland ...
Guide in the Catacombs
Renato Giovannoli ...
Cardinal Ottaviani
Elisa Mainardi ...
Pharmacist's wife / Cinema spectator
Stefano Mayore ...
Fellini as a Child
Galliano Sbarra ...
Music Hall Compere
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Anna Magnani
Ginette Marcelle Bron ...
(as Marcelle-Ginette Bron)
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Himself - Interviewé
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A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens. blending autobiography (a reconstruction of Fellini's own arrival in Rome during the Mussolini years; a trip to a brothel and a music-hall) with scenes from present-day Roman life (a massive traffic jam on the autostrada; a raucous journey through Rome after dark; following an archaeological team through the site of the Rome subways; an unforgettable ecclesiastical fashion show) Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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The fall of the Roman Empire 1931-1972.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

15 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fellini's Roma  »

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SEK 934,000 (Sweden)
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Peter Gonzales Falcon's hairstyles are all in the longish 1972 mode, even though the portions of the film in which he appears are supposed to be taking place thirty or more years earlier, at which time men's hair was cut much, much shorter, and would never be worn as it appears in this film. See more »

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Disconnected Edition of Footages of the Eternal City
11 March 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Roma" is a feature with neither plot nor timeline and composed by an edition of disconnected footages of Rome, the Eternal City.

Fellini makes a homage to Rome and depicts and entwines moments of the ancient and the modern Rome, such as during the fascist period of Mussolini; building the subway; in a traffic jam; a fashion show for the Church members; brothels with clients and prostitutes on display; repression; ordinary people on the streets and restaurants. For fans of Fellini and Rome, this movie may be a must-see; otherwise, it may be boring and too long.

My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Roma de Fellini" ("Fellini's Roma")


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