Fellini Satyricon

Fellini Satyricon

Martin Potter
Director: Federico Fellini Cast: Martin Potter
Martin Potter
, Hiram Keller
Hiram Keller
, Max Born
Max Born
Federico Fellini

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Overview

Federico Fellini makes his most decadent, undisciplined work in this free adaptation of Petronius' famous farcical chronicle of ancient Roman life. The film opens with Encolpio (Martin Potter) vying with his friend Ascilto (Hiram Keller) for the affections of a young effeminate lad named Gitone (Max Born). When the youth chooses his rival or him, Encolpio begins a journey that has him encountering Romans of every stripe and color. He drops in on an orgy thrown by Trimalchio (Mario Romagnoli), a wealth-loving ex-slave who has spurned his wife in favor of a pleasures of a young boy; he toils on a slave galley, fighting off the advances of Lichas (Alain Cuny) -- the ship's burly wall-eyed captain; he steals an albino hermaphrodite demi-god who is reputed to be able to tell the future; and fails to summon the enthusiasm to make love to a whore-priestess. Along the way, we witness a parade of prostitutes in ancient Rome's pleasure quarters; watch performance by Vernacchio (Fanfulla), an actor whose on-stage specialties include farting and public amputation; and the wonton devouring of a human corpse for financial gain.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
UPC: 0715515136518
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 15,334

Special Features

Audio commentary featuring an adaptation of Eileen Lanouette Hughes's memoir On the Set of "Fellini Satyricon": A behind-the-scenes diary; Ciao, Federico!, Gideon Bachmann's hour-long documentary shot on the set of Fellini Satyricon; Archival interviews with Director Federico Fellini; New interview with Rotunno; New documentary about Fellini's adaptation of Petronius's work, featuring interviews with classicists Luca Canali, a consultant on the film, and Joanna Paul; New interview with photographer Mary Ellen Mark about her experiences on the set and her iconic photographs of Fellini and his film; Felliniana, a presentation of Fellini Satyricon ephemera from the collection of Don Young; Trailer; Plus: an essay by film scholar Michael Wood

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Potter Encolpius
Hiram Keller Ascyltus
Max Born Giton
Salvo Randone Eumolpus
Mario Romagnoli Trimalchio
Magali Noël Fortunata
Capucine Tryphaena
Alain Cuny Lichas
Lucia Bosé Wife
Joseph Wheeler Husband
Hylette Adolphe Slave Girl
Tanya Lopert Empress
Luigi Montefiore Minotaur
Elisa Mainardi Ariadne
Luigi Battaglia Transvestite
Luigi Visconti Vernacchio
Danika La Loggia Scintilla
Fanfulla Vernacchio
Wolfgang Hillinger Soldier at Tomb
Donyale Luna Oenothea
Gordon Mitchell Robber
Lorenzo Piani Nymphomaniac's husband
Giuseppe Sanvitale Habinnas
Richard Simmons Actor

Technical Credits
Federico Fellini Director,Screenwriter
Rino Carboni Makeup
Tod Dockstader Score Composer
Danilo Donati Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Giorgio Giovannini Art Director
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Ilhan Mimaroglu Score Composer
Adriano Pischiutta Special Effects
Brunello Rondi Screenwriter
Nino Rota Score Composer
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Andrew Rudin Score Composer
Carlo Rustichelli Score Composer
Luigi Scaccianoce Art Director
Bernardino Zapponi Screenwriter

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