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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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Gore Vidal
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Storyline

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)  »

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SEK 934,000 (Sweden)
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Goofs

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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A wonderfully colourful and dazzling spectacle
27 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As I already knew this film was virtually plot less I had not been expecting a great deal from Fellini, but I was given more than a great deal. Fellini sets out on an almost mythical journey through the shocking but wonderfully real City of Rome as he remembers partly as a boy and as a young adult. You could be mistaken for thinking that Fellini was criticising Rome but he is actually praising its vibrancy in a way in which only he can. There is no plot to speak of, just an array of both gritty characters and breathtaking backdrops. I am not surprised that this film has a relatively low rating because most viewers would feel that for a film a plot is essential. However in my opinion Fellini demonstrates that a plot is not always needed to make a film enjoyable, funny and gripping, as he showed with his brilliant account of his growing up in Amarcord. I would definitely urge you to see Fellini's Roma, as it is not an unbelievable storyline, but a pure film, which will grip you with its continuous vibrancies. 9/10


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