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on 12 March 2015
It is very difficult to write a plot for this movie because there does not seem to be one. It is mainly nonlinear with a collection of narratives that slightly interconnect with each other. But there is a central theme and that is the change that Rome has under gone throughout the years.

Some of the characters express the feeling of nostalgia for the Eternal City of the past but beneath the surface Fellini seems to suggest that there may not have been any difference between the past and present at that time: regarding the cultural and social structure of Roman society.

It is a unique film both in its technical and narrative sense in particular where Fellini himself becomes both observer and participant off camera.

The film may not be to everyone's taste but it is something that I found very fascinating.

SFW, Subtitles, Deleted Scenes, Choice of audio effect.
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on 27 April 2014
Rome is one of my Fellini's favourite films. If you're from Rome like I am, you will love it. If you are not, or you don't lnow Fellini so well, you might remain either shocked or extremely amazed by such a unique film. In just one shot (made by several episodes) you will get both the happy and carefree side and the dark side of the eternal city, in a way that no one has ever manage to tell. An amazing blu ray as well, greatly restored.
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on 10 August 2014
MoC have done a great job by reissuing this beauty on Blu-Ray. It is not a straight story in sequences but an ode to the beautiful city of Rome. My favourite scenes are the ones on the highway, the dining scene & when the motorcycles cycle around the city. Fellini was a great director and i hope that MoC will release more Fellini movies.
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on 14 August 2016
Eccentric, energetic, intelligent... no storyline, just episodes, stream of consciousness that works...
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on 12 July 2014
I`m a totalt Fellini fan so need no persuading. But this one of the best of all. A mix of social commentary, as ever, if heavily disguised in fantasy, but not too far fantastic - witness the cardinal fashion show. As ever moving, witness the fading of Roman family portraits from the wall that the tunnel driving Metro efforts uncovered. Long sequences of driving into Roma in pouring rain in more or less "real time" - a nod to Atonioni perhaps ? Perhaps also a metaphorical comment on discovering Roma.

It`s a great, but great film.
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on 25 September 2017
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on 21 December 2016
Often fascinating but not one of the masterpieces. Unlike the Criterion edition, this one has the English soundtrack too.
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on 6 January 2016
I have always loved this film, quirky as it is. Very entertaining to one of the right frame of mind.
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on 13 March 2009
I think other reviews elsewhere have covered this movie in some depth. I just wanted to add that it really felt like a passport to the past for me in a way that probably surpassed Fellini's intentions. I say this because - although he obviously wanted to reminisce about the forties when he was young - the sections shot in the seventies were obviously contemporaneous. Viewing the movie in 2009 - over 30 years after it was made - we are treated to a double-dose of rich nostalgia.
Be sure to watch this sensuous treat with a good red wine!
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on 13 September 2014
Excellent film et bonne présentation, malheureusement en version originale !
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