I Vitelloni is a 1953 Italian comedy-drama directed by Federico Fellini from a screenplay by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli. The film launched the career of Alberto Sordi, one of post-war Italy’s most significant and popular comedians, who stars with Franco Fabrizi and Franco Interlenghi in a story of five young Italian men at crucial turning points in their small town lives. Recognized as a pivotal work in the director’s artistic evolution, the film has distinct autobiographical elements that mirror important societal changes in 1950s Italy. Recipient of both the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion in 1953, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing in 1958, the film’s success restored Fellini’s reputation after the commercial failure of The White Sheik (1952).
As summer draws to a close, a violent downpour interrupts a beach-side beauty pageant in a provincial town on the Adriatic coast. Sandra Rubini (Leonora Ruffo), elected “Miss Mermaid of 1953”, suddenly grows upset and faints: rumours fly that she’s expecting a baby by inveterate skirt chaser Fausto Moretti (Franco Fabrizi). Under pressure from Francesco (Jean Brochard), his respectable father, Fausto agrees to a shotgun wedding. After the sparsely attended middle-class ceremony, the newlyweds leave town on their honeymoon.
Unemployed and living off their parents, Fausto’s twenty-something friends kill time shuffling from empty cafés to seedy pool halls to aimless walks across desolate windswept beaches. During the interim, they perform childish pranks. Taunting honest road workers from the safety of a luxury car they never earned, they’re given a sound thrashing when it breaks down.
Moraldo Rubini (Franco Interlenghi), Sandra’s brother and the youngest of the five vitelloni…
Leopoldo : Leopoldo Trieste
Fausto : Franco Fabrizi
Moraldo : Franco Interlenghi
Alberto : Alberto Sordi
Riccardo : Riccardo Fellini
Durata – Time: 1h 48min
Dimensioni schermo – Screen size: 6m x 3,55m
Cena – Dinner @ 8:30pm
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