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15 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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The fall of the Roman Empire 1931-1972.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A portrayal of a love for a city See more (46 total) »

Cast

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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fellini's Roma" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
128 min | Argentina:126 min | Spain:116 min
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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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A portrayal of a love for a city, 16 January 2005
Author: Matt Whittle (mattreviews) from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

At the opening credits of "Roma", we are informed by our narrator and director Federico Fellini that this is not a normal film in the traditional storytelling sense, but more a perception of Rome, the way Fellini sees it. Sounds interesting? Well, it is, in that one must be so in love with their city to want to show it to the world through a series of small stories and shots of random happenings. I can relate: I have the same love for Melbourne.

We shift from a portrayal of Fellini as a schoolboy with dreams of going to Rome, to a depiction of Fellini as a young man, moving to the city he always wanted to live at. There's also scenes of early 1970s theatre attendance, the almost ritual-like eating habits of the Romans, and then we move onto a documentary-like part of the film where we get to see Fellini's camera crew struggle as they try to capture the hustle and bustle of the entrance into Rome via a major highway, filled with drifters, animals, trucks, hitch-hikers, bikes, and more.

The constant changing in scenes and stories is a bit messy, and could possibly confuse those not understanding what Fellini is trying to do with the film. At some times, I found myself questioning whether what we were being shown was a realistic dramatization of Fellini's past experiences, or some kind of farcical take on Roman culture (see the religious clothing fashion show scene!). The film is quite intriguing, taking in the sexual revolution of the era and putting it up against a city full of tradition. We are also exposed to some of the city's dirty little secrets, such as the surprising popularity of their whorehouses.

It can't be denied that there is something endearing to "Roma" that allows Fellini to get away with a film that doesn't really give you much to take home with you, other than an idea of what Rome was like for someone in 1972, and what kind of life was lead to come to those perceptions. It is somewhat self indulgent, but Fellini does put across the impression that he has something to show you, something he'd like to share with you, because he has loved it for so long, and it still fascinates him on a daily basis.

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