About the film
individual scapegoat adultery screenplay cinecittà studios movie business depression suicide attempt allegory creative crisis kurort difficult childhood missile dying and death unsociability black and white extramarital affair existence
Release Date: February 14, 1963
|Slogan||:||«A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!»|
|Production Companies||:||Cineriz, Francinex|
|Producers||:||Alessandro von Norman, Angelo Rizzoli, Clemente Fracassi, Angelo Iacono, Nello Meniconi, Mario Basili, Albino Morandin|
|Writers||:||Federico Fellini, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi|
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.