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Director:
Writers:
Damian Pettigrew (scenario) and
Olivier Gal (scenario)
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Plot:
A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Interview with a great maestro See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Roberto Benigni ... Himself / La Voce della Luna
Luigi 'Titta' Benzi ... Himself / Ami d'enfance
Italo Calvino ... Himself / Ecrivain

Dante Ferretti ... Himself / Chef décorateur
Rinaldo Geleng ... Himself / Peintre
Tullio Pinelli ... Himself / Scénariste
Giuseppe Rotunno ... Himself / Directeur de la photographie

Terence Stamp ... Himself / Toby Dammit

Donald Sutherland ... Himself / Casanova
Daniel Toscan du Plantier ... Himself / Producteur

Federico Fellini ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claudia Cardinale ... Claudia (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alain Cuny ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ennio Flaiano ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ettore Manni ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Giulietta Masina ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Giuseppe Mastorna (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nanni Moretti ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Damian Pettigrew 
 
Writing credits
Damian Pettigrew (scenario) and
Olivier Gal (scenario)

Produced by
Herlé De Pol .... associate producer
Daniel Denis .... associate producer
Olivier Gal .... executive producer
Thierry Garrel .... co-producer: arte
Noé Mendelle .... co-producer
Giovanni Quaregna .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Paco Wiser 
 
Film Editing by
Florence Ricard 
 
Makeup Department
Lydia Merola .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Manuel De Sousa .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Andrea Moser .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Duchaillut .... assistant camera
Nicolas Massart .... assistant camera
Vittoria Tempo .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jean Ousmane .... color timer
 
Other crew
Peter Bondanella .... presenter
Christine Renaud .... administrative director
Arnaud Wyrzykowski .... production administrator
 

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Also Known As:
"Fellini: Je suis un grand menteur" - France (original title)
"Federico Fellini: I'm a Big Liar" - USA (literal English title)
"I'm a Born Liar" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and sexual content
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USA:105 min
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Donald Sutherland:He's a tyrant.See more »
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References La Strada (1954)See more »

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58 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Interview with a great maestro, 18 March 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

Damian Pettygrew's "Je suis un grand menteur" is an extraordinary documentary, in that it captures the great Italian director, Federico Fellini, speaking to us about his ideas, technique, craftsmanship, and his relationship with the movies in which he was involved. Federico Fellini speaks candidly about his way of making movies and about himself.

Only a few of his collaborators were called upon to talk about the maestro. Fellini was a figure larger than life; his pictures were the way for him to express his ideas to his audience. It's curious only three actors were selected for the documentary: Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp and Roberto Benigni. Omitted from it were collaborators like Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Anita Ekberg and other living actors that are still living who could have added their views to the documentary.

Having seen "The Magic of Fellini", directed by Carmen Piccini, Damian Pettygrew's film doesn't add anything that had not been known before as Fellini remains a figure that had all the ideas in his mind, but it seems he was a man whose way of working depended a lot on the improvisation he brought to the set on any given moment.

Mr. Pettygrew finds parallels between Fellini and Guido, his character of "8-1/2", who was at best, an enigma because everything he had stored in his head and how, at times, it was so hard for him to communicate the ideas to the people he was working with, at the time.

"Je suis un grand menteur" is a must see for all Fellini fans.

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