I Vitelloni

Synopsis: Fausto Moretti, having seduced Sandra Rubini, the sister of his friend and companion Moraldo Rubini, is forced to marry her. After their honeymoon, he takes a job as a salesman of religious objects in a small shop. He isn't changed by his marriage and still looks for women, with his friends, when and where they can find them. He even tries to seduce the wife of his boss and is fired. After each episode, Sandra forgives him. He and his friends of similar temperament are content to be idle, chase girls and leave the work and job-hunting to others. After spending the night away from home with a girl, Sandra cannot forgive anymore and runs off with their child. Fausto and his friends search all over for them, fearing the worst.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Federico Fellini
Production: Janus Films
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

- Never mind. I don't want it.

It'll rain for days.

Depressing, huh?

- So you're going?

- Yeah, I'm splitting.

- Will you be gone long?

- I don't know... depends.

And Sandra?

She's Miss Mermaid now.

She must be happy.

Sandra's expecting.

Yeah, I know.

That's why I'm splitting.

I'd like to do the right thing,

but how can I?

I'm broke, like you.

That's why I'm going to Milan.

I wanna do something with my life.

Just till I get on my feet.

Don't you believe me?

I didn't say a word.

Look, we understand each other.

I really love Sandra.

I'll swear by whatever you want,

by my own mother. I really love her.

It was fate.

Be honest. In my shoes, wouldn't you

first try to make it on your own?

- I don't know.

- You're hopeless.

Why not go with me?

We'll go together.

This town's dead in winter.

If not Milan, we'll go somewhere else.

We've always wanted to leave.

- Right now?

- This is our big chance!

And Sandra will be thrilled,

you'll see.

Let's go and talk outside.

Be quiet. Don't make any noise.

- But I...

- Come on!

Turn off the light.

Papa! Excuse me, Moraldo.

Can I have that 5,000 lire?

What do you want it for?

To run out?

- No, Papa.

You get in trouble and you run.

I'll wring your neck.

- Papa, please...

- Shut up! Come here!

What are you gonna do, Papa?

I swear I'll...

Get out of my way!

You little weasel!

I swear by your poor mother

that your foul escapades are over!

That girl's father is a decent guy.

Worked all his life, like me,

idiot that I am,

to support his family honestly.

You'll marry her, if I have to kick

your ass all the way to the church.

You bastard!

What's going on, Papa?


Go back to bed.

You will marry her.

I'll make sure of that.

Hey, Fausto.

Go ahead, laugh, idiots.

My father's crying.

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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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