Roma

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1972
  • Running time: 128 min
Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini... read more

Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini interweaves recollections of the director’s young adulthood in the era of Mussolini with an impressionistic portrait of contemporary Rome, where he and his film crew are shooting footage of the bustling cityscape. The material delights of sex, food, nightlife, and one hallucinatory ecclesiastical fashion show are shot through with glimmers of a monumental past: the Colosseum encircled by traffic, ancient frescoes unearthed in a subway tunnel, a pigeon-befouled statue of Caesar. With a head-spinning mix of documentary immediacy and extravagant artifice, Roma penetrates the myth and mystique of Italy’s storied capital, a city Fellini called “the most wonderful movie set in the world.”

Original Release

03/16/1972

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Cast

Federico Fellini Himself (uncredited)
Britta Barnes
Peter Gonzales
Pia De Doses Princess Domitilla
Marne Maitland Guide in the Catacombs
Renato Giovannoli Cardinal Ottaviani
Peter Gonzales Falcon Fellini, Age 18 (as Peter Gonzales)
Fiona Florence Dolores - Young Prostitute
Elisa Mainardi Cinema spectator
Norma Giacchero Reporter Interviewing Fellini
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Federico Fellini

Writers

Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi

Cast

Federico Fellini Himself (uncredited)
Britta Barnes
Peter Gonzales
Pia De Doses Princess Domitilla
Marne Maitland Guide in the Catacombs
Renato Giovannoli Cardinal Ottaviani
Peter Gonzales Falcon Fellini, Age 18 (as Peter Gonzales)
Fiona Florence Dolores - Young Prostitute
Elisa Mainardi Cinema spectator
Norma Giacchero Reporter Interviewing Fellini
Galliano Sbarra Music Hall Compere
Anna Magnani Herself
Gore Vidal Himself
Stefano Mayore Fellini as a Child
Ginette Marcelle Bron (as Marcelle-Ginette Bron)
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Actor Playing Julius Cesar (uncredited)
Dennis Christopher The Hippie (uncredited)
Franco Citti Man at Restaurant (uncredited)
Eleonora Giorgi Motorbike Rider (uncredited)
Alberto Sordi Himself - Interviewé (uncredited)

Producers

Turi Vasile Producer

Editors

Ruggero Mastroianni

1973 Golden Globe Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film Nominated
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