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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Director: Federico Fellini Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Yvonne Furneaux, Anouk Aimée


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In one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s, Federico Fellini featured Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini. Having left his dreary provincial existence behind, Marcello wanders through an ultra-modern, ultra-sophisticated, ultra-decadent Rome. He yearns to write seriously, but his inconsequential newspaper pieces bring in more money, and he's too lazy to argue with this setup. He attaches himself to a bored socialite (Anouk Aimée), whose search for thrills brings them in contact with a bisexual prostitute. The next day, Marcello juggles a personal tragedy (the attempted suicide of his mistress (Yvonne Furneaux)) with the demands of his profession (an interview with none-too-deep film star Anita Ekberg). Throughout his adventures, Marcello's dreams, fantasies, and nightmares are mirrored by the hedonism around him. With a shrug, he concludes that, while his lifestyle is shallow and ultimately pointless, there's nothing he can do to change it and so he might as well enjoy it. Fellini's hallucinatory, circus-like depictions of modern life first earned the adjective "Felliniesque" in this celebrated movie, which also traded on the idea of Rome as a hotbed of sex and decadence. A huge worldwide success, La Dolce Vita won several awards, including a New York Film Critics CIrcle award for Best Foreign Film and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2014
UPC: 0715515128919
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 2:54:00
Sales rank: 3,896

Special Features

New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmüler, an assistant director on the film; New interview wtih scholar David Forgacs about the period in Italian history when the film was made; New interview with Italian journalist Antonello Sarno; Interview with director Federico Fellini from 1965; Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s; Fellinianna, a presentation of La dolce vita ephemera from the collection of Don Young; New visual essay by filmmaker ::kogonada; New English subtitle translation

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Rubini
Yvonne Furneaux Emma
Anouk Aimée Maddalena
Anita Ekberg Sylvia
Alain Cuny Steiner
Lex Barker Robert
Annibale Ninchi Marcello's father
Valeria Ciangottini Paola
Walter Santesso Paparazzo
Renee Longanni Signora Steiner
Tito Buzzo Muscle Man
Daniela Calvino Daniela
Donato Castellaneta Actor
Adriano Celentano Rock 'n' Roll Singer
Leo Coleman Negro Dancer
Alain Dijon Frankie Stout
Mino Doro Nadia's Lover
April Hennessy Actor
Antonio Jacono Transvestite
John Francis Lane Actor
Sondra Lee Spoleto Ballerina
Carlo Musto Transvestite
Umberto Orsini Actor
Franca Pasut Girl Covered with Feathers
Cesarino Miceli Picardi Irate Man in Nightclub
Giulio Questi Don Giulio
Leonida Repaci Actor
Alfredo Rizzo Television Director
Franco Rossellini Actor
Archie Savage Negro Dancer
Lisa Schneider Actor
Barbara Steele Actor
Maria Teresa Vianello Actor
Haniet White Sylvia's Secretary
Angela Wilson People at Via Veneto
Gino Marturano Their Pimp
Leonardo Botta Doctor
Rina Franchetti Their Mother
Marianna Leibl Yvonne's Companion
Vadim Wolkonsky Prince Mascalchi
Mario Conocchia Actor
Magali Noël Fanny
Riccardo Garrone Riccardo, the Villa Owner
Nadia Gray Nadia
Jacques Sernas Matinee Idol
Ida Galli Debutante of the Year
Polidor Clown
Enzo Cerusico Newspaper photographer
Enzo Doria Newspaper photographer
Enrico Glori Nadia's Admirer
Massimo Bonetti Actor
Laura Betti Laura
Nico Nicollina

Technical Credits
Federico Fellini Director,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Amato Producer
Leo Cattozzo Editor
Otello Fava Makeup
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
Ennio Flaiano Screenwriter
Piero Gherardi Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Franco Magli Executive Producer
Otello Martelli Cinematographer
Pier Paolo Pasolini Screenwriter
Tullio Pinelli Screenwriter
Angelo Rizzoli Producer
Brunello Rondi Screenwriter
Nino Rota Score Composer

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La Dolce Vita 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"La Dolce Vita" is a magnificent film in every sense. The Criterion Collection presentation is superb!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a great movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now I can finally throw away my VCR. This is the last title I have been waiting for. LDV is one of the true great existential epics. It depicts a talented man, who follows a story rather than his dreams. He slowly slips into a wasteland, until in the end he has become the shallow vapid person he used to report on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
La dolce vita was a riveting ride through the riveting world of Rome's jet set. It caught the very essence of the aristocracy and those who look in from the outside. Fabulous direction and acting make it a classic that all film lovers must see.
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