Fellini - Satyricon (1969)
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In first century Rome, two student friends, Encolpio and Ascilto, argue about ownership of the boy Gitone, divide their belongings and split up. The boy, allowed to choose who he goes with, chooses Ascilto. Only a sudden earthquake saves Encolpio from suicide. We follow Encolpio through a series of adventures, where he is eventually reunited with Ascilto, and which culminates in them helping a man kidnap a hermaphrodite demi-god from a temple. The god dies, and as punishment Encolpio becomes impotent. We then follow them in search of a cure. The film is loosely based on the book Satyricon by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, the "Arbiter of Elegance" in the court of Nero. The book has only survived in fragments, and the film reflects this by being very fragmentary itself, even stopping in mid-sentence.
Rome. Before Christ. After Fellini.
Title: Fellini - Satyricon
Release Date: March 11, 1970
Runtime: 128 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Languages: Latin, Italian
Country: Italy, France
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: R
Martin Potter ...Encolpio
Hiram Keller ...Ascilto
Max Born ...Gitone
Salvo Randone ...Eumolpo
Mario Romagnoli ...Trimalcione (as Il Moro)
Magali Noel ...Fortunata
Alain Cuny ...Lica
Danika La Loggia ...Scintilla
Giuseppe Sanvitale ...Abinna
Genius ...Liberto arricchito
Lucia Bose ...La matrona
Joseph Wheeler ...Il suicida
Hylette Adolphe ...La schiavetta
Tanya Lopert ...L'imperatore
Gordon Mitchell ...Il predone
George Eastman ...Minotauro (as Luigi Montefiori)
Marcello Di Falco ...Proconsole
Elisa Mainardi ...Arianna
Donyale Luna ...Enotea
Carlo Giordana ...Il capitano
Marcello Bonini Olas ...Man speaking latin in Suburra (scenes deleted)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ...
Eugenio Mastropietro ...Cinedo (as Genius)
Carole Andre ...
Ennio Antonelli ...Swine Minder
Gigi Ballista ...
Luigi Battaglia ...Transvestite
Dakar ...Black slave
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More Movie Taglines:
- Rome. Before Christ. After Fellini.
- Trifena: Venus favours marriages held at sea.
Encolpio: Ascilto... what does the poet say? Each moment presented may be your last, so fill it up until you vomit... or something such?
Soldier at Tomb: They've stolen the hanged man! While I was with you, the thief's family took him away! I know what punishment I'll get... a horrible death. Why should I wait for it? I'd rather die by my own hands. [pulls his sword out and is about to stab himself] Wife of Ephesus: [stops him] No! No, my dear... To lose the two men in my life, one after the other, would be too much... Wife of Ephesus: [looks at the corpse of her husband] Better to hang a dead husband than to lose a living lover. [the couple replace the missing hanged corpse with the corpse of her husband]
- Gian Luigi Polidoro registered the title "Satyricon" for his movie first. Federico Fellini fought to use the title for his movie but lost the case. Subsequently the title was changed to "Fellini - Satyricon".
United Artists paid more than $1 million for the distribution rights to Gian Luigi Polidoro's Satyricon (1968) to keep it off the market until after the release of this film.
When asked why both the leading roles were played by foreign actors and not Italians, Federico Fellini replied. "Because there are no Italian homosexuals."
The Latin phrase recited by the woman about to commit suicide was: "Animula, vagula, blandula, hospes comesque corporis", the emperor Hadrian's supposed dying words. Hadrian died 72 years after Petronius, the author of "Satyricon".
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