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1,681 Ratings

I vitelloni

Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy, France, 1953
Comedy, Drama, Romance


In Fellini’s semiautobiographical masterpiece, five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the pool hall.

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I vitelloni Directed by Federico Fellini

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1953 | Winner: Silver Lion

Academy Awards

1958 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1956 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1954 | 3 wins including: Best Producer

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