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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Complete credited cast:
Peter Gonzales Falcon ...
Fellini, Age 18 (as Peter Gonzales)
Fiona Florence ...
Dolores - Young Prostitute
Britta Barnes
Pia De Doses ...
Princess Domitilla
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Guide in the Catacombs
Renato Giovannoli ...
Cardinal Ottaviani
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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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Gore Vidal
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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. See more »

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Fellini's Roma  »

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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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one of the best non-fiction films ever
12 April 2008 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

This is not a fiction movie. it needs to be seen with a different perspective. This is a movie about a city, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Fellini describes here the city, his feelings about it, his memories, the history and the people who live in it. One needs to look at this film like looking at a painting of an old master, not like at a fiction film. Then what is exposed to the viewer is a the full world of characters, some of them appearing on screen for a few seconds but stay in memory forever. It is the landscape of today, the memories and the history, the history that when touched by the air of the present melts under our own eyes as it happens in the fabulous underground scene. From the many films of Fellini this is one of the most personal, and a touching one. I loved it.


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