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 local pool hall. Federico Fellini’s second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as The Young and the Passionate) is a semiautobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives.

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  1. Federico Fellini

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tullio Pinelli


  3. Ennio Flaiano


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  1. Franco Interlenghi

    Franco Interlenghi

    Moraldo Rubini

  2. Alberto Sordi

    Alberto Sordi


  3. Franco Fabrizi

    Franco Fabrizi

    Fausto Moretti

  4. Leopoldo Trieste

    Leopoldo Trieste

    Leopoldo Vannucci

  5. RF

    Riccardo Fellini


  6. Leonora Ruffo

    Leonora Ruffo

    Sandra Rubini

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Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

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  • October 23, 1956



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