A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1963-02-14
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 2136 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Cineriz
  • Production Country: Italy, France
  • Director: Federico Fellini
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Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, but a sorry group gathers—his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives—each one begging him to get on with the show. In retreat from their dependency, he fantasizes about past women and dreams of his childhood.

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  • Marcello Mastroianni

    as Guido Anselmi
  • Anouk Aimée

    as Luisa Anselmi
  • Sandra Milo

    as Carla
  • Claudia Cardinale

    as Claudia
  • Rossella Falk

    as Rossella
  • Barbara Steele

    as Gloria Morin
  • Madeleine Lebeau

    as Madeleine, the French Actress
  • Caterina Boratto

    as Mysterious Lady
  • Eddra Gale

    as La Saraghina
  • Guido Alberti

    as Pace, the Producer
  • Mario Conocchia

    as Conocchia, the Production Manager
  • Bruno Agostini

    as Bruno, the Second Production Secretary
  • Cesarino Miceli Picardi

    as Cesarino, the Production Supervisor
  • Jean Rougeul

    as Carini, the Film Critic
  • Mario Pisu

    as Mario Mezzabotta
  • Yvonne Casadei

    as Jacqueline Bonbon
  • Ian Dallas

    as Maurice, Maya's Assistant
  • Mino Doro

    as Claudia's Agent
  • Nadia Sanders

    as Nadine, the Hostess
  • Georgia Simmons

    as Guido's Grandmother
  • Edy Vessel

    as The Model
  • Tito Masini

    as The Cardinal
  • Annie Gorassini

    as Producer's Friend
  • Rossella Como

    as Luisa's Friend
  • Mark Herron

    as Luisa's Suitor
  • Marisa Colomber

    as Guido's Aunt
  • Neil Robinson

    as The French Actress's Agent
  • Elisabetta Catalano

    as Matilde, Luisa's Sister
  • Eugene Walter

    as The American Journalist
  • Hazel Rogers

    as La negretta
  • Gilda Dahlberg

    as American Journalist's Wife
  • Mario Tarchetti

    as Claudia's Press Office
  • Mary Indovino

    as Maya, the Clairvoyant
  • Frazier Rippy

    as The Lay Secretary
  • Francesco Rigamonti

    as Luisa's Friend
  • Giulio Paradisi

    as A Friend
  • Marco Gemini

    as Guido as a Child
  • Giuditta Rissone

    as Guido's Mother
  • Annibale Ninchi

    as Guido's Father
  • Dina De Santis

    as Dina (uncredited)
  • Eva Gioia

    as Eva (uncredited)
  • Maria Tedeschi

    as School Director (uncredited)
  • Antonio Acqua

    as A Man in a Car (uncredited)
  • Giulio Calì

    as A Man in the Mud (uncredited)
  • Franco Caracciolo

    as Young Priest (uncredited)
  • Olimpia Cavalli

    as Olimpia (uncredited)
  • Sonia Gessner

    as (uncredited)
  • Mathilda Calnan

    as Luisa's Friend (uncredited)
  • Nadia Balabine

    as Priest Teacher (uncredited)
Sound Nino Rota Original Music Composer
Writing Federico Fellini Screenplay
Directing Federico Fellini Director
Writing Federico Fellini Story
Writing Tullio Pinelli Screenplay
Writing Ennio Flaiano Screenplay
Writing Ennio Flaiano Story
Production Alessandro von Norman Production Manager
Writing Brunello Rondi Screenplay
Production Angelo Rizzoli Producer
Camera Gianni Di Venanzo Director of Photography
Art Piero Gherardi Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Piero Gherardi Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Otello Fava Makeup Department Head
Directing Guidarino Guidi First Assistant Director
Camera Pasqualino De Santis Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Orietta Nasalli Rocca Assistant Costume Designer
Production Clemente Fracassi Line Producer
Directing Francesco Aluigi Second Assistant Director
Directing Giulio Paradisi Second Assistant Director
Art Luciano Ricceri Assistant Production Design
Production Angelo Iacono Production Secretary
Production Nello Meniconi Production Manager
Sound Alberto Bartolomei Sound
Art Vito Anzalone Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Renata Magnanti Hair Designer
Production Mario Basili Unit Manager
Sound Mario Faraoni Sound
Editing Leo Catozzo Editor
Directing Mirella Gamacchio Script Supervisor
Editing Adriana Olasio Assistant Editor
Production Albino Morandin Production Secretary