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15 October 1972 (USA) See more »
The fall of the Roman Empire 1931-1972.
A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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

Anna Magnani ... Anna Magnani
Ginette Marcelle Bron (as Marcelle-Ginette Bron)

Gore Vidal ... Himself - Interviewé
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Adami ... (uncredited)
Sbarra Adami ... (uncredited)
Ennio Antonelli ... Toll Agent (uncredited)
Bireno ... (uncredited)
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Actor Playing Julius Cesar (uncredited)
Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Filippetto - Aristocrat (uncredited)

Dennis Christopher ... The Hippie (uncredited)
Dante Cleri ... Cinema Spectator with Family (uncredited)
Nancy Cohen ... American Teenager (uncredited)
Angela De Leo ... (uncredited)
Maria De Sisti ... Owner of the Inn (uncredited)
Mario Del Vago ... (uncredited)
Francesco Di Giacomo ... Man at the Brothel (uncredited)
Andrea Fantasia ... Man with Net on Head in the Shelter (uncredited)

Federico Fellini ... Himself (uncredited)
Libero Frissi ... (uncredited)
Norma Giacchero ... Reporter Interviewing Fellini (uncredited)
Veriano Ginesi ... Fat Bald Man at Jovinelli Theatre (uncredited)
Eleonora Giorgi ... Motorbike Rider (uncredited)
Gudrun Mardou Khiess ... (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Himself - Interviewé (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... The President (uncredited)
Loredana Martínez ... Loredana (uncredited)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Himself (uncredited)

Elliott Murphy ... Extra (uncredited)
Paola Natale ... (uncredited)
Raout Paule ... (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Anna Maria Pescatori ... Roma (uncredited)

Cassandra Peterson ... (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... Roman Eating in Terrace (uncredited)
Alessandro Quasimodo ... Princesse's Guest (uncredited)
Domenico Ravenna ... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
Giovanni Serboli ... (uncredited)

Alberto Sordi ... Himself - Interviewé (uncredited)
Guglielmo Spoletini ... Spectator Box Match at Festa de noantri (uncredited)
Nino Terzo ... Trattoria Waiter (uncredited)
Alvaro Vitali ... Alvaro - Tap Dancer at Jovinelli Theatre (uncredited)
Renato Zero ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Federico Fellini 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Bernardino Zapponi (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay)

Produced by
Turi Vasile .... producer
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Production Design by
Danilo Donati 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Fantacci 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... key makeup artist
Amalia Paoletti .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Alessandro Gori .... production supervisor
Danilo Marciani .... production manager
Lamberto Pippia .... production director
Fernando Rossi .... production supervisor
Alessandro Sarti .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tonino Antonucci .... second assistant director
Maurizio Mein .... first assistant director
Paolo Pietrangeli .... second assistant director
Art Department
Giorgio Giovannini .... assistant art director
Ferdinando Giovannoni .... assistant art director
Italo Tomassi .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Adriano Pischiutta .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Aristarco .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Mauro Pezzotti .... grip
Michele Picciaredda .... assistant camera
G.B. Poletto .... still photographer
Piero Servo .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rita Giacchero .... assistant costumer
Romano Massara .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Leda Bellini .... assistant editor
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Other crew
Marie-Claude Francine DeCroix .... interpreter
Marie-Claude Francine DeCroix .... production secretary
Giuliano Geleng .... publicity frames
Massimo Antonello Geleng .... publicity frames (as Antonello Geleng)
Rinaldo Geleng .... publicity frames
Norma Giacchero .... script supervisor
Gino Landi .... choreographer
Mario Maldesi .... dubbing director
Arcangelo Picchi .... administrator
Cinzia Abbenante .... voice dubbing: Fiona Florence (uncredited)
Carlo Baccarini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Isa Bellini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Roberto Bertea .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Conocchia .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renato Cortesi .... voice dubbing: Peter Gonzales, Gore Vidal (uncredited)
Solveyg D'Assunta .... voice dubbing: Giovanna Di Vita, Lina Franchi, (uncredited)
Roberto Del Giudice .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: : Galliano Sbarra, Dante Cleri, Nino Terzo (uncredited)
Nella Gambini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Marne Maitland (uncredited)
Dante Maggio .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Maranzana .... voice dubbing: Renato Giovannoli (uncredited)
Benita Martini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gina Mascetti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Adalberto Maria Merli .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianna Piaz .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Silvio Spaccesi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Toni Ucci .... voice dubbing (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Fellini's Roma" - USA (complete title)
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128 min | Argentina:126 min | Spain:116 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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Anachronisms: 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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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Forever Fellini, 25 December 2002
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio

Opinions may vary regarding the work of this artist.

One thing is certain: the man had a genius for making any person, place or thing a "Fellini subject": no matter where his camera pointed, what emerged on celluloid was a "Fellini image."

In "Roma" the shot could be a routine traffic jam; with Fellini not an ordinary one. Along the standard highway appears darkly hooded figures--one holding a silhouetted parasol--while a bonfire casually smolders, emitting clouds of black smoke.

It's no longer just a normal freeway but a Felliniesque creation mounted on the surreal palette of a genuine stylist.

Contemplate the quality of his characteristically rapid-paced dialogue, and you'll discover it's less communicative discourse and more self-indulgent chatter.

All the Fellini trademarks are there: big breasted women, clownlike characters, rude Rabelaisian remarks, all to brassy street band accompaniments tooted on worn, cheap instruments.

In some ways "Roma" picks up where "Satyricon" leaves off, minus main characters. It's all an extremely personal vision--and not a little bit weird, rather like temporarily inhabiting the domain of a slightly warped mentality.

Recalling my own visit to the Eternal City, I don't recall experiencing anything like this purgatorian collage. Then again, I suppose what we see is pretty much the result of who we are.

Made just a couple of years after Antonioni filmed his "Zabriskie Point" in Los Angeles, Fellini never "did the foreign thing," opting to remain working on his home terrain.

For Fellini fans and others with an interest in film history, "Roma" occupies a valid place for observation, notation and appreciation.

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