- Original title
- Running time
- 101 min.
Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano
Otello Martelli (B&W)
Drama | Neorealism
- Synopsis / Plot
- Five adolescent loafers in the Adriatic city of Romini postpone adulthood by idling in their home town. Fellini's elegy to the passage of youth reveals true insights through the characters of the likeable boys, one of whom depends on his sister while another is a careless Lothario.
: Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
- Critics' reviews
"Fellini's most beautiful film (...) One of the top dozen films of all time."
John Simon: New York Magazine
"It was this ineffably poignant semiautobiographical reverie that unleashed fully Fellini's shimmering, flowing poetic style."
Kevin Thomas: Los Angeles Times
"It shows all of Fellini's unrivaled virtues -- his lyrical sense of place, his abiding affection for even the most hapless of his characters, his effortless knack for limpid, bustling composition -- and very few of his putative vices."
A. O. Scott: The New York Times
"It's my favorite Fellini film, possibly his most personal effort and by far his funniest."
Andrew Sarris: The New York Observer
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