La Dolce Vita

Synopsis: Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Federico Fellini
Production: American International Picture
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
174 min

What exactly do you want to do?

Nothing. We'll go for a ride and then

we'll take her home. You know her?


At least, I don't think so.

I'm going to eat.

I'll see you there.

- Here they are.

- Turn off the lights, you fanatic!

Get some good money.

These guys are richer than Onassis.

Are you coming with us?

If you could take me home,

I'd appreciate it.

- Are you coming?

- Nope.

But I live kind of far.

- Sit in the back. Can you fit?

- Yes. Thanks.

- Are you okay there?

- Yes, yes.

- Bye, hon!

- Bye, Annamaria.

- Where do you live?

- At Cessati Spiriti.

- Whose car is this? Is it yours?

- Yes.

- Did you buy it for her?

- Her father.

My goodness! All my father

gave me were beatings.

- Do you know my father?

- You introduced him to me once.

And where do your parents live?

- In Cesena.

- By the sea?


Well, how's it going?

How's it going?

It's going.

Things didn't go well tonight?

Some hypocrite gave me 1000 lira

and a pack of smokes.

Was he young or old?

Who knows?

I didn't look him in the face.

Would you go with a woman

like this one?



She's not worse than many others.

You don't go with these

kind of women?

Yes, sometimes.

Listen here, Gregory Peck,

I'm not getting any of this stuff.

What are we doing?

- Didn't you say you wanted to go home?

- Yes.

So we're taking you home.

- Why? What did you think?

- Me? Nothing. I wasn't thinking a thing.

Let's be quiet. Everyone's

sleeping here. Turn off that radio.

We're leaving anyway.

Who do you live with?

Is someone home?

- What's she saying?

- Lf someone is home.

No, my cousin's in Velletri

for a checkup and...

So will you offer us a cup of coffee?

Sure. I can make good coffee.

I hope you're not expecting

to find a palace.

I'll show you the way.

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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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