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La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)

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Original title
La dolce vita
Running time
175 min.
Italy Italy
Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi
Nino Rota
Otello Martelli
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Co-production Italy-France; Pathé / Riama Film / Gray-Film
Drama. Comedy | Journalism. Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
On assignment to chronicle the lives of the rich and famous Italian aristocracy in a gossip column for a Roman newspaper, Marcello (Mastroianni) 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.
1960: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) Best Film
1960: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film
1961: Academy Awards: Oscar Best Costume Design (B&W). 4 Nominations
1961: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1961: National Board of Review: Top Foreign Films
1959: David di Donatello Awards: Best Director
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