Synopsis: One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. The slightly off-kilter cast of characters are affected by time and location, the social mores dictated largely by Catholicism and the national fervor surrounding Il Duce aka Benito Mussolini and Fascism. The stories loosely center on a mid-teen named Titta and his household including his adolescent brother, his ever supportive mother who is always defending him against his father, his freeloading maternal Uncle Lallo, and his paternal grandfather who slyly has eyes and hands for the household maid. Other townsfolk include: Gradisca, the town beauty, who can probably have any man she wants, but generally has no one as most think she out of their league; Volpina, the prostitute; Giudizio, the historian; a blind accordionist; and an extremely buxom tobacconist. The several vignettes presented include: the town bonfire in celebration of spring; life at Titta's school with his classmates and teachers; Aurelio
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Federico Fellini
Production: Janus Films
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

ln the municipal museum,

there are stone implements...

- All the best.

- My respects.

...that date to prehistoric times.

l myself have found

some graffiti of great antiquity

in caves

on Count Lovignano's estate.

Be that as it may, the first date

we know for certain is 268 BC,

when this became a Roman colony

and the start of the Emilian Way.

Mr. Lawyer!

That, too, is characteristic

of the irreverent nature of these people,

who bear Roman and Celtic blood

in their veins.

Theirs is an exuberant,

generous, tenacious nature.

The divine Dante,

Pascoli, D'Annunzio

and many others

have lauded this land,

and innumerable are its sons

who have contributed greatly

to art, science,

religion and politics.

Who is that?

You think you're funny,

but you're too cowardly

to show your face.

Show yourself.

Come out here

and l'll teach you a thing or two!

- Mr. Lawyer.

- Yeah, yeah.


What's all this?

- Shall we take our places?

- lf you insist, headmaster.

But l never come out well

in pictures.

You boys in the back,

get up on the bench.

- What is it now, De Santis?

- lt wasn't me, sir!


Look - it looks like you.

What's going on?


Take your seat.

Put it down her back.

old it like that, please.

What is this?

A stone.

- Yes, but what is it?

- l know.

lt's for a slingshot.

- An elephant's testicle?

l'll tell you.

lt's a pendulum.

You've certainly all seen

a grandfather clock.

And how does it go?

Where did Tiberius retire to

upon giving up command of the empire?


- When was Agrippina killed?

- 69 AD.

Why did you give me a zero?

Wasn't it 69?

lt was 59 AD.

Are you sure?

What do you mean, am l sure?

lt was 59 AD!

Damn it! l knew it!

You'll drive me crazy!

Get back to your seat!

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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian: [fedeˈriːko felˈliːni]; 20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked, in polls such as Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, as some of the greatest films of all time. Sight & Sound lists his 1963 film 8½ as the 10th-greatest film of all time. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.Besides La Dolce Vita and 8½, his other well-known films include La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, Amarcord and Fellini's Casanova. more…

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