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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

A Feature film by Federico Fellini

Release in France : 11/05/1960


    On assignment to chronicle the lives of the rich and famous Italian aristocracy in a gossip column for a Roman newspaper, journalist Marcello Rubini floats from one fabulous party to the next, meeting all varieties of beautiful, extravagant people. While he would never protest this seemingly ideal job, it makes him feel lonely and empty, and he stays up drinking and dancing night after night only to wake up each morning unbalanced and unfocused. The film follows Marcello's ups and downs in an episodic pattern in which each evening is a new story, a new adventure, a new dare, a new woman with whom to fall helplessly in love--but only for that night. Each morning the slate is wiped clean, and Fellini resets Marcello's score to zero.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Pathé Production, Gray-Film

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    Pathé Films

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    Pathé Consortium Cinéma

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    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Dominique Delouche, Gianfranco Mingozzi, Paolo Nuzzi, Lili Rademakers

    Screenwriters :

    Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Marcello Mastroianni

    Co-producers :

    René Chevrier, Pierre Cabaud, René Bezard

    Assistant Operator :

    Ennio Guarnieri

    Production Designer :

    Piero Gherardi

    Costume designer :

    Piero Gherardi

    Line Producer :

    Franco Magli

    Foreign producers :

    Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli

    Director of Photography :

    Otello Martelli

    Editor :

    Leo Catozzo

    Music Composer :

    Nino Rota

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Italian, English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Minority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 52 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (2)


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