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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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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 ... Gore Vidal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Adami ... (uncredited)
Sbarra Adami ... (uncredited)
Ennio Antonelli ... Toll Agent (uncredited)
Bireno ... (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Giudizio (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ... Tourist (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)
John P. Dulaney ... Jeep driver (uncredited)
Andrea Fantasia ... Man with Net on Head in the Shelter (uncredited)

Federico Fellini ... Himself (uncredited)
Libero Frissi ... (uncredited)
Nella Gambini ... Motorbike Rider (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)
Fulvio Pellegrino ... Audience Member at Teatrino (uncredited)
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)
Franco Venditti ... Cameo (uncredited)
Alvaro Vitali ... Alvaro - Tap Dancer at Jovinelli Theatre (uncredited)
Renato Zero ... Extra (uncredited)

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)
Flora Carosello .... 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)
Franco Latini .... voice dubbing: Renato Giovannoli (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Marne Maitland (uncredited)
Dante Maggio .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Benita Martini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Adalberto Maria Merli .... voice dubbing: narrator (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 | Sweden:120 min (Sweden)
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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40 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Bravo, Maestro!, 21 March 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Beautiful and colorful Fellini's Roma (1972) is a very enjoyable film with a subtle message and a lot of heart. The magnificent Eternal City, one of the most famous cities in the world is deservingly the main character of this very personal for its creator, Maestro Fellini, film that can be described as a montage of unrelated scenes.

"Roma" consists of three parts. In the beginning, young Federico, the student in his native Rimini, learns about Rome from movies, plays, works of art, and from school history lessons. Then, as a young man, he arrives to Eternal City, strange, loud, and confusing on the outbreak of World War II. The third part takes us to the beginning of 70th when Fellini, the famous master is creating a visually unforgettable, full of life and history portrait of Rome consisting of several vignettes that take us back and forth in time and director's memory.

I think the reason I enjoyed "Roma" is that its vignettes have so much heart and love, irony , and interest to the master's favorite city, its past and present, to its streets, palaces, and cathedrals, and to its people, their laughs, smiles, and tears. Some of the stories are amusing (variety show, first Federico's dinner in one of the outside restaurants where everybody knows everybody) while some are very emotional.

A powerful scene takes place in an underground tunnel where subway construction workers discovered an ancient palace filled with beautiful frescoes of Ancint Rome period that later slowly fade out and disappear before our eyes taking with them a mystery of times long gone.

I loved the fashion show of nuns and priests; I liked the sequence with the prostitutes on display – both are typical Fellini's surreal scenes, funny and sad in the same time.

In improvement from "Satyricon," this time, Fellini, did not have any central characters presented in every vignette; and result is more satisfying: this is one of the best documentary style movies that I have seen. The main character in all its stories is Rome and that's the only character we need here.

Gracie Federico!

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