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Sprawling and conspicuously undisciplined, this is less an adaptation of Petronius than a free-form fantasia on his themes. Fellini's characteristic delirium is in fact anchored in a precise, psychological schema: under the matrix of bisexuality, he explores the complexes of castration, impotence, paranoia and libidinal release. And he pays homage to Pasolini's ethnographic readings of myths. It's among his most considerable achievements.

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Duration: 129 mins

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Director: Federico Fellini
Screenwriter: Bernardino Zapponi, Federico Fellini
Cast: Max Born
Salvo Randone
Lucia Bosè
Hiram Keller
Alain Cuny
Martin Potter
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