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

Our town's boardwalk.

Our last summer party:

The election of Miss Mermaid 1953.

Nice crowd, no?

Visitors, tourists,

and a Roman actress as judge.

Everybody's here.

And, of course, we're here too...

the guys...

This is Alberto.

This is Leopoldo, the intellectual.

And here's Moraldo,

the youngest in our crowd.

Look at the lightning.

It's beautiful.

The tenor's Riccardo. As always,

this is pretty much his night.

And here's Fausto,

our leader and spiritual guide.

Do you believe me now?

Do you think I'm that stupid?

Give me my shoe.

I will, but give me a kiss.

- Let go.

- Give me a kiss.

I said let go.

- Don't be so coy.

- Let me go, you jerk!

The nerve!

Listen, you goose,

you promised me...

- Promised you what?

- That before you left...

You're so gullible.

People promise a lot of things.

Think what you promised Sandra.

- Sandra who? You're hallucinating.

So now you don't even know her?

That's rich.

With four of five votes,

Miss Mermaid 1953 is

Miss Sandra Rubini.

My little girl! Just think,

you didn't even want to enter.

Your little sister won!

Go, dear, go.

Miss Mermaid 1953!

She's really excited.

Ladies and gentlemen,

here from Rome is film star Lilia Landi.

She will now place the sash

of Miss Mermaid 1953

on our very own beauty queen.

Party's over.

A few words for the fans.

- I...

- Wonderful! She said "l"!

Look! It's lightning!

- I didn't want to compete...

- It's just a passing shower.

The party'll continue.

It's just a little...

The check, Mr. Alberto.

- Everyone's leaving.

- At least pay your share.

- Introduce me to Lilia Landi.

- Not right now!

There she is. Please.

Miss Landi, meet one of

our most esteemed citizens,

playwright Leopoldo Vannucci.

- Delighted.

Most honored.

I've followed your career closely.

He's also our resident poet.

It's beautiful outside,

like the end of the world.

Congratulations, Sandra,

Mrs. Rubini.

Now you'll be in the movies.

I want you to meet my little girl.

My God! Moraldo!

- What's wrong, Mama?

- Come here! Your sister's sick!

- Excuse me, please.

- Get a doctor, quickly!

Mama, calm down. It's nothing.

Is there a doctor around?

Yeah... Mancinelli!

Here I am. What's happened?

Step aside! Let me by!

Doctor, my little girl...

Here I am. What's happened?

Get out of the way!

Let me through!

It's nothing!

She just needs some air.

- Look at poor Sandra!

- It's nothing, Mama. Calm down.

- Fausto! Leopoldo, call Fausto!

- Fausto!

Come here!

- Calm down, Mama. It's nothing,

- Nothing? Look at her!

Let me through.

- What happened?

- Sandra fainted.

Is she better?

- Mama.

- Darling!

What's wrong?

I want to die!

What? You want to die,

now that you're Miss Mermaid?

Don't say that, even as a joke!

Doctor, what's wrong with her?

Answer me.

All right, everyone out!

Back already?

That's why it's raining.

What are you up to?

Papa, I gotta leave now,

on business.

Remember that job offer

from Milan?

Well, I've thought about it,

and I'm going to take it.

At this hour?

What have you done now?

Nothing. I'm taking a job.

Aren't you satisfied?

What sort of job?

With a company.

They're reliable people.

By the way, can you lend me

I'll pay you back

when I get there.

You punk. What did you do?

What did you do?

Nothing. I just got a job.

Don't you believe me?

I'm catching the 1:00 train.

I'll see who it is.

Hello, Mr. Francesco.

How are you?

Hi, Moraldo. Come in.

Come on in.

Sit down.

Excuse us, Papa. Okay?

Some downpour, no?

Summer's over - too bad.


- You only have one left.

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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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