Rent La Dolce Vita (1960)

3.6 of 5 from 221 ratings
2h 46min
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Synopsis:
Perhaps his most famous film, La Dolce Vita slices into the decadent amoral core of Roman society with Fellini's trademark attention to detail and spectacular photography. Marcello Mastroianni plays a gossip columnist (the term 'paparazzi' derives from the in a film) who aspires to be a more serious writer but knows he never will be, because like society, he is fascinated by the decadent hedonist pursuits which are seemingly everywhere. The Vatican was appalled by the film, but the public adored it, relishing the images Fellini fed them, most notably the now infamous scene of Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg frolicking in the Trevi Fountain.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Walter Santesso, , , , , , Alain Dijon,
Directors:
Producers:
Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli
Writers:
Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Others:
Piero Gherardi
Aka:
La dolce vita
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Awards:

1962 Oscar Best Costume Design Black and White

1960 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/03/2001
Run Time:
166 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Anita Ekberg
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/10/2014
Run Time:
180 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • My Dolce Vita: Interview with Star Anita Ekberg
  • Fellini and Other Classics Trailers: 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, I Vitelloni, Umberto D
  • Argent Trailer Park, Best of World Cinema and Outrageous Cult Films

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Reviews (4) of La Dolce Vita

Did I miss something? - La Dolce Vita review by CP Customer

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23/09/2005

This is meant to be one of Fellini's best movies ever, yet I didn't really get it. It seemed far too long and by the end of it I felt as if I had missed something. Can anyone enlighten me?

1 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

7 days in the life - La Dolce Vita review by Oli

Spoiler Alert
18/02/2018

Everyone tells Marcelo constantly 'I feel sorry for you Marcelo' But why do they feel sorry for Marcelo? If anything they are just as equally pathetic as Marcelo and they are a similar type of character who would probably embarrass themselves just as easily. Am I not making sense? Maybe not. But I think this is the real beauty of this picture, anyone could watch it and see a different film, everyone can relate to Marcelo because we've been there most of us, the inevitable crossroads, the frustrating partner who is overly paranoid and won't let go. Then we have the Swedish beauty queen actress, who is a dazzle to watch, even she isn't perfect she has a partner who equally is paranoid and won't let go.

To not also praise this film of it's cinematography would be a sin, as there are some beautifully shot scenes, like Sylvia stepping into the fountain, like Marcelo pulling feathers from a pillow, journalists circling round a normal woman like vultures, she tells them she is not an actress so queries why they are acting like she is, nobody will tell her straight what has happened, all we know is something has happened and the press want a story and the front page photograph to go with it. All in all to summarise this film I will say it is a fantastic observation into human nature and it deserves all the credit it gets.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Long over rated mess - La Dolce Vita review by MB

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16/11/2018

Visually interesting, I noticed the feel of this film echoed in for example, Suburra tv programme but this is about the only positive I can get from this film. It’s dated, boring, and narratively convoluted, with no redeemable characters. I’m giving up with Fellini films, managed to get through La Strada that was a struggle but at least it had a story. Woody Allen referenced italian blokes with sunglasses and smoking coolly, lots of them in this film, but would rather watch Allen’s films than this snore fest.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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