A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens. blending autobiography (a reconstruction of Fellini's own arrival in Rome during the Mussolini years; a trip to a brothel and a music-hall) with scenes from present-day Roman life (a massive traffic jam on the autostrada; a raucous journey through Rome after dark; following an archaeological team through the site of the Rome subways; an unforgettable ecclesiastical fashion show)
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The fall of the Roman Empire 1931-1972.
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Did You Know?
A bastardized version of Ravel's "Bolero" (apparently arranged by Nino Rota) is played by the pit orchestra during the Vaudeville-esque variety show. See more
One of the engineers says, "We merely wanted to resolve the traffic problem with a subway like Munich's or Dublin's." But Dublin had no subway in 1972 and still doesn't have one; the current plan is to have one operational by 2027. See more
Originally released in a 128 minutes version. Later cut to 119 minutes. See more
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