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Fellini Satyricon

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In SATYRICON, Italian New Wave director Federico Fellini depicts the hedonistic, amoral, pre-Christian world of ancient Rome. Using the unfinished classical writings of Petronius as his guide, Fellini invents a dreamlike culture full of strange, distant characters and odd, grotesque events. Though the film lacks a definitive plot or narrative structure, its constants are Gitone (Max Born) and Encolpius (Martin Potter), whose unsavory encounters with sex, the theater, and religion are the film's focal point. Presenting a loosely structured episodic tale of decadence and depravity in ancient Rome, SATYRICON follows the adventures of two students as they negotiate their way through a variety of mishaps, dangers, and sexual encounters. What results is a bizarre journey through ancient Rome. This story is a perfect example of Fellini's accomplished skill in bringing fantasy to the screen.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1001740

  • Credits
    Martin Potter,Max Born,Hiram Keller,Germaine Lefebvre,Gordon Mitchell,Salvo Randone,Magali Noel,Magali Nol,Alain Cuny
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A series of grotesque, haunting and humorous tableaux, the film...is also an unmatched feat of costume and set design--a fever dream of ancient Rome..."
    New York Times

    "...It is so much more ambitious and audacious than most of what we see today that simply as a reckless gesture, it shames these timid times..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Brilliantly designed..."
    Sight and Sound

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