I Vitelloni = The Young and the passionate = The Spivs

Italy, 1953

Film
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Fellini’s second feature is an autobiographical story of five young men who hang around a small sea-town playing pool, getting drunk and teasing young women. Though they all dream of living in the big city and making a success of their lives, only Moraldo manages to overcome inertia and moves to Rome. Anecdotal and often very funny, “I Vitelloni” finally conveys an aura of melancholy nostalgia as the desires and ambitions of the young men are revealed as ultimately unfulfillable: partly due to circumstance, partly due to economics, partly due to personal weakness.

Credits

production company

Cine Films

Peg Films

producer

Luigi Ciacosi

Duration

01:49:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303501

Language

Italian

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Realism in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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