Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
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Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Written by
Have I seen the same movie as the other reviewers? I've REALLY tried to stay to the end of this movie to see if I things would get better but I just couldn't suffer any longer. The director clearly tried to copy some of Fellini's imaginative creations instead of his own. This was not even a homage to the great Italian director. Shame Oscar Academy to award this movie as the best foreign film of 2013. If you don't agree with me just watch "The Hunt" or "The Broken Circle Breakdown". How about "The Attack", "Blue Is the Warmest Color",the documentary "The Act of Killing", "No","A Touch of Sin", "Like Someone in Love", "Blancanieves", "The Attack" and the list go on and on
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