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8 1/2 (14-Feb-1963)

Director: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini; Ennio Flaiano; Tullio Pinelli; Brunello Rondi

Music: Nino Rota

Producer: Angelo Rizzoli

Keywords: Drama, Filmmaking

Film director Guido Anselmi prepares a new big-budget film, but he suffers from indecision brought about by abundance. He has all the women he wants, can experience any pleasure he chooses, and because of prior successes he can make any film he chooses. Burdened by infinite possibilities, both for his life and for this film, he feels boredom and ends up with nothing. Nonlinear, Italian New Wave classic. Won Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design; received nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Set Decoration.

Fellini says of his own film, "[8½] is extremely simple: it puts forth nothing that needs to be understood or interpreted."

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anouk Aimée
Actor
27-Apr-1932   La Dolce Vita
Claudia Cardinale
Actor
15-Apr-1938   Once Upon a Time in the West
Marcello Mastroianni
Actor
28-Sep-1924 19-Dec-1996 The Pizza Triangle
Sandra Milo
Actor
11-Mar-1935   Juliet of the Spirits
Barbara Steele
Actor
29-Dec-1937   Black Sunday

CAST

Marcello Mastroianni   ...   Guido Anselmi
Claudia Cardinale   ...   Claudia
Anouk Aimée   ...   Luisa Anselmi
Sandra Milo   ...   Carla
Rossella Falk   ...   Rossella
Barbara Steele   ...   Gloria Morin
Madeleine Lebeau   ...   Madeleine
Caterina Boratto   ...   Mysterious Lady
Edra Gale   ...   The Saraghina
Guido Alberti   ...   Pace
Mario Conocchia   ...   Conocchia
Bruno Agostini   ...   Bruno
Cesarino Miceli Picardi   ...   Cesarino
Jean Rougeul   ...   Carini
Mario Pisu   ...   Mario Mezzabotta
Yvonne Casadei   ...   Jacqueline Bonbon
Ian Dallas   ...   Telepath
Mino Doro   ...   Claudia's Agent
Nadine Sanders   ...   Nadine
Georgia Simmons   ...   Guido's Grandmother
Hedy Vessel   ...   Model
Tito Masini   ...   Cardinal
Annie Gorassini   ...   Producer's Friend
Rossella Como   ...   Luisa's Friend
Mark Herron   ...   Luisa's Suitor
Marisa Colomber   ...   Guido's Aunt
Neil Robinson   ...   French Actress's Agent
Elisabetta Catalano   ...   Matilde
Eugene Walter   ...   American Journalist
Hazel Rogers   ...   Black Woman
Gilda Dahlberg   ...   American Journalist's Wife
Mario Tarchetti   ...   Claudia's Press Agent
Mary Indovino   ...   Telepath
Frazier Rippy   ...   Lay Secretary
Francesco Rigamonti   ...   Luisa's Friend
Giulio Paradisi   ...   Friend
Marco Gemini   ...   Guido, Boy
Giuditta Rissone   ...   Guido's Mother
Annibale Ninchi   ...   Guido's Father

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