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Release Date:
19 April 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Sweet Life See more »
Plot:
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Tolerance of Taste See more (175 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Rubini

Anita Ekberg ... Sylvia

Anouk Aimée ... Maddalena (as Anouk Aimee)

Yvonne Furneaux ... Emma

Magali Noël ... Fanny (as Magali Noel)
Alain Cuny ... Steiner

Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Marcello
Walter Santesso ... Paparazzo
Valeria Ciangottini ... Paola
Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo

Ida Galli ... Debuttante dell'anno
Audrey McDonald ... Jane

Polidor ... Pagliaccio
Alain Dijon ... Frankie Stout
Mino Doro ... Amante di Nadia
Giulio Girola ... Commissario di polizia

Laura Betti ... Laura

Nico ... Nico / Herself (as Nico Otzak)
Domino
Carlo Musto ... Travestito
Enzo Cerusico ... Fotografo
Giulio Paradisi ... Fotografo
Enzo Doria ... Fotografo
Enrico Glori ... Ammiratore di Nadia
Adriana Moneta ... Ninni
Massimo Busetti ... Bimbo del miracolo

Lex Barker ... Robert - marito di Sylvia

Jacques Sernas ... Il divo

Nadia Gray ... Nadia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Addobbati ... (uncredited)
Conte Brunoro Serego Aligheri ... Young Man with Mink Coat (uncredited)
Federika André ... Tenant in Steiner's House (uncredited)
Armando Annuale ... (uncredited)
Joan Antequera ... Woman at Castle (uncredited)
Juan Antequero ... Spanish Gentleman with Eyepatch at Castle (uncredited)
Gianni Baghino ... (uncredited)
Nadia Balabine ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ignazio Balsamo ... (uncredited)
Remo Benedetti ... (uncredited)
Leonardo Botta ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ida Bracci Dorati ... (uncredited)
Ferdinando Brofferio ... Maddalena's Lover (uncredited)
Giovanna Busetti ... Lying Child of The Miracle (uncredited)
Tito Buzzo ... Muscle Man (uncredited)
Daniela Calvino ... Daniela (uncredited)
Tony Campanino ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Fabrizio Capucci ... Photographer at Press Conference (uncredited)
Donato Castellaneta ... Reporter (uncredited)

Adriano Celentano ... Himself (uncredited)
Elisabetta Cini ... Sleeping Duchess (uncredited)
Giulio Citti ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Nani Colombo ... Woman at the Mirror (uncredited)
Mario Conocchia ... Lawyer with Nadia's Bra (uncredited)
Francesco Consalvo ... Scalise's Assistant (uncredited)
Tiziano Cortini ... Movie News Cameraman (uncredited)
Decimo Cristiani ... Young Man That Doesn't Talk (uncredited)
Mario De Grenet ... Man at Castle That Dislikes Dog's Smell (uncredited)
Andrea De Pino ... (uncredited)
Adele De Rossi ... (uncredited)
Donatella Della Nora ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christine Denise ... Woman Eating a Chicken (uncredited)
Katherine Denise ... (uncredited)
Carlo Di Maggio ... Toto Scalise (uncredited)
François Dieudonné ... Reporter (uncredited)
Count Ivenda Dobrzensky ... Giovanni (uncredited)
Donatella Esparmer ... Lady with the Irritated Man (uncredited)
Paolo Fadda ... Assistant Police Inspector (uncredited)
Umberto Felici ... Reporter (uncredited)

Oretta Fiume ... Lisa (uncredited)
Rina Franchetti ... Mother of the Miracle Children (uncredited)
Giacomo Gabrielli ... Maddalena's Father (uncredited)
Franco Giacobini ... Journalist at the Telephone (uncredited)
Angela Giavalisco ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)
Romolo Giordani ... Man at Castle (uncredited)
Christine Graefeck ... (uncredited)
Lily Granado ... Lucy (uncredited)
Libero Grandi ... (uncredited)
Maurizio Guelfi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gloria Hendy ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
April Hennessy ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Nina Hohenlohe ... Woman at Castle (uncredited)
Antonio Jacono ... Transvestite (uncredited)
Gloria Jones ... Gloria (uncredited)
Carlo Kechler ... Man with Clock (uncredited)
Else Knorr ... (uncredited)
Paolo Labia ... Servant in Maddalena's Household (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Reporter (uncredited)

Sondra Lee ... Ballerina in Spoleto (uncredited)
Marianne Leibl ... Yvonne's Companion in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Guglielmo Leoncini ... Scalise's Secretary (uncredited)
Giuliana Lojodice ... Servant at Steiner's House (uncredited)
Renée Longarini ... Miss Steiner (uncredited)
Francisco Lori ... Man in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Francesco Luzi ... Radioreporter (uncredited)
Mario Mallarno ... Reporter (uncredited)
Renato Mambor ... A Tall Young Man (uncredited)
Vittorio Manfrino ... Tabarin Director (uncredited)
Maria Marigliano ... Massamilla (uncredited)
Carlo Mariotti ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Gino Marturano ... Pimp (uncredited)
Maria Mazzanti ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)

Harriet Medin ... Sylvia's Secretary (uncredited)
Marta Melocco ... (uncredited)
Nello Meniconi ... Man on Via Veneto (uncredited)
Alex Messoyedoff ... Priest at the Miracle Site (uncredited)
Gianfranco Mingozzi ... Priest That Lets Steiner Play Organ (uncredited)
Lucia Modigliani ... (uncredited)
Maite Morand ... Reporter (uncredited)
Aurelio Nardi ... Uncle of Lying Children of The Miracle (uncredited)
Desmond O'Grady ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)

Liana Orfei ... (uncredited)
Umberto Orsini ... Man in Sunglasses That Helps Nadia Strip (uncredited)
Contessa Cristina Paolozzi ... Laughing Girl at Seance (uncredited)
Ada Passari ... Woman in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Franca Pasut ... Girl Covered with Feathers (uncredited)
Loretta Pepi ... (uncredited)
Paola Petrini ... (uncredited)
Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Irate Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Princess Doris Pignatelli ... Lady in White Coat at Castle (uncredited)
Alberto Plebani ... Doctor (uncredited)
Oliviero Prunas ... Oliviero - Son of Prince (uncredited)
Giovanni Querrel ... Man at Nightclub (uncredited)
Giulio Questi ... Don Giulio (uncredited)
Concetta Ragusa ... Reporter (uncredited)
Loretta Ramaciotti ... Woman in Seance (uncredited)
Leonida Repaci ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Alfredo Rizzo ... Television Director (uncredited)
Rosemary Rennel Rodd ... English Medium (uncredited)
Giancarlo Romani ... Policeman (uncredited)
Franco Rossellini ... The Beautiful Horseman (uncredited)
Prince Eugenio Ruspoli di Poggio Suasa ... Don Eugenio Mascalchi (uncredited)
Margherita Russo ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Anna Maria Salerno ... Prostitute's Friend (uncredited)
Anna Salvatore ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Archie Savage ... Negro Dancer (uncredited)
Leopoldo Savona ... Negro Dancer (uncredited)
Lisa Schneider ... Woman in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Maria Pia Serafini ... Second Lady with the Irritated Man (uncredited)
Noel Sheldon ... Man in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Isabella Soldani ... (uncredited)
Letizia Spadini ... Steiner's Guest (uncredited)
Giò Stajano ... Pierone (uncredited)
Gino Talamo ... (uncredited)
Sandra Tesi ... Young Girl Living Nearby (uncredited)
Henry Thody ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tomás Torres ... Gianelli (uncredited)
Iris Tree ... Poetess at Steiner's Party (uncredited)
Vando Tress ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Gondrano Trucchi ... Servant at Caracalla's (uncredited)
Teresa Tsao ... Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
Winie Vagliani ... The Lady Who sings at Steiner's (uncredited)
Leontine Van Strein ... Matinee Idol's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Aldo Vasco ... Man in Miracle Sequence (uncredited)
Lucia Vasilicò ... Young Woman Making Confession at Nadia's Party (uncredited)
Maria Teresa Vianello ... Woman at Airport (uncredited)
Sandy von Normand ... Interpreter at the Press Conference (uncredited)
Antoinette Weynen ... (uncredited)
Angela Wilson ... Woman in Via Veneto (uncredited)
Vadim Wolkonsky ... Prince Mascalchi (uncredited)
Maria Teresa Wolodimeroff ... The Bored Lady (uncredited)
Italo Zingarelli ... Don Giulio (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) &
Tullio Pinelli (story)

Federico Fellini  screenplay &
Ennio Flaiano  screenplay &
Tullio Pinelli  screenplay and
Brunello Rondi  contributing writer

Pier Paolo Pasolini  uncredited

Produced by
Giuseppe Amato .... producer
Franco Magli .... executive producer
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Leo Catozzo 
 
Production Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Makeup Department
Sergio Angeloni .... assistant makeup artist
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Clemente Fracassi .... unit manager
Nello Meniconi .... production manager
Manlio Morelli .... production manager (as Manlio M. Morelli)
Alessandro von Norman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delouche .... assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... assistant director
Gianfranco Mingozzi .... second assistant director
Paolo Nuzzi .... assistant director
Lili Rademakers .... second assistant director (as Lili Veenman)
Giancarlo Romani .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vito Anzalone .... assistant production designer
Giorgio Giovannini .... assistant production designer
Lucia Mirisola .... assistant production designer
Brunello Rondi .... artistic advisor
Brunello Rondi .... artistic consultant
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oscar Di Santo .... sound recordist
Agostino Moretti .... sound recordist
Mike Le Mare .... assistant sound editor: English dub (uncredited)
Wally Milner .... English sound recordist (uncredited)
Maurice Rootes .... English dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ennio Guarnieri .... assistant camera
Arturo Zavattini .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia Mirisola .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
Vanda Olasio .... assistant editor (as Wanda Olasio)
 
Music Department
The Campaninos .... music performer
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Armando Trovajoli .... music arranger (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
Other crew
Mario Basili .... production secretary
Osvaldo De Micheli .... production secretary
Mario Di Biase .... production secretary
Clemente Fracassi .... general manager
Isa Mari .... continuity
Gianni Bonagura .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lilla Brignone .... voice dubbing: Anouk Aimée (uncredited)
Mario Colli .... voice dubbing: Alfredo Rizzo (uncredited)
Riccardo Cucciolla .... voice dubbing: Francesco Luzi (uncredited)
Nino Dal Fabbro .... voice dubbing: Alex Messoyedolf (uncredited)
Jole Fierro .... voice dubbing: Nadia Gray (uncredited)
Annarosa Garatti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Yvonne Furneaux (uncredited)
Carlo Hintermann .... voice dubbing: Giulio Girola (uncredited)
Enzo Liberti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Achille Millo .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianni Musy .... voice dubbing: Walter Santesso (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Alain Dijon (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Concetta Ragusa (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Donato Castellaneta (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Francois Dieudonné (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Gianfranco Mingozzi (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Mario De Grenet (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Mario Mallarno (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Maurizio Guelfi (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Nadia Balbine (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Tiziano Cortini (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Umberto Felici (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Vadim Wolconsky (uncredited)
Vanna Polverosi .... voice dubbing: Renée Longarini (uncredited)
Bruno Scipioni .... voice dubbing: Nello Meniconi (uncredited)
Massimo Turci .... voice dubbing: Giulio Paradisi (uncredited)
Toni Ucci .... voice dubbing: Enzo Doria (uncredited)
Romolo Valli .... voice dubbing: Alain Cuny (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La Dolce Vita" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"The Sweet Life" - International (English title) (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
"La dolce vita" - France (alternative title)
"La douceur de vivre" - France (alternative title)
"La dolce vita" - Argentina, Mexico, Spain (imdb display title)
"A Doce Vida" - Brazil, Portugal
"Das süße Leben" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany (imdb display title)
"Det ljuva livet" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title), Sweden
"Γλυκιά ζωή" - Greece
"Сладкая жизнь" - Russia
"Сладък живот" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Солодке життя" - Ukraine
"Amai seikatsu" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Az édes élet" - Hungary
"Det søde liv" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Det søte liv" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Dolce vita" - Greece (reissue title)
"Glykia zoi" - Greece (reissue title)
"Het zoete leven" - Belgium (Flemish title) (alternative title)
"Ihana elämä" - Finland (imdb display title)
"La Dolce Vita" - Canada (French title) (imdb display title)
"La dolce vita - Tkbili Tskhovreba" - Georgia (imdb display title)
"La dulce vida" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Sladak život" - Serbia
"Sladký zivot" - Czechoslovakia (Slovak title) (imdb display title)
"Sladký zivot" - Czech Republic (imdb display title)
"Sladko zivljenje" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
"Slodkie zycie" - Poland
"Tatli hayat" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Tkbili tskhovreba" - Soviet Union (Georgian title) (video title)
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Runtime:
174 min | Germany:177 min (premiere) | Portugal:165 min (re-release) | USA:180 min (premiere)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Hungary:18 | Italy:VM16 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1976) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Spain:(Banned) (1960-1980) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (re-rating) (2013) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Trivia:
Asked how he got the idea for the film, Federico Fellini replied that one year the fashions made the women in Rome look like big flowers. Several extremely exaggerated costumes here and there in the film (such as two women guests' cloaks in the sequence of the party at the castle) point back to this original inspiration.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the castle, Marcello lights a match to view some ancestral paintings. A spotlight is used to enhance the light of this match, but does not follow the actor's movements very closely and gives the illusion away.See more »
Quotes:
Steiner:Don't be like me. Salvation doesn't lie within four walls. I'm too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional. Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected.See more »
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234 out of 390 people found the following review useful.
Tolerance of Taste, 15 February 2001
Author: Mark (mhh3f) from Charlottesville, Virginia

To appreciate this film you need to appreciate film. I'm saddened that so many have commented negatively on it and cast dispersions upon those who enjoyed it. It is not Titanic, or Armageddon. It is a long film that attempts to show more than a hackneyed plot about some simple people. It is a beautiful exploration about life that does not preach or try to tell you what to think. I understand why many are frustrated with it. It seems to go nowhere at times, but thats the point. And most importantly the scenery on this trip to nowhere is beautiful.

So, if you are the type that does not like to watch films that are art, do not watch this. Watch Coyote Ugly. It will entertain you. Other films to avoid: Last Year at Marienbad, The Seventh Seal, The 400 Blows, etc. Go see something with a gun on the cover instead.

For those who like a challenge rather than simple escapism, this is a film that engages you.

Different films for different people. People seem very threatened when they don't like a film that is widely regarded as a classic. The reason is simple, it's not your kind of film. But don't assume its a film for no one. Makes sense right?

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