La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)


Plot – Marcello writes about mundane topics for a magazine. His career has lead him to adopt the same lifestyle of the people he writes about, so he has many relationships despite he lives with Emma. At a party, he realizes the moral level of the mundane environment is quite low, so he spends his time with Steiner, an intellectual with a happy family. Marcello hopes his life with Emma could be as beautiful as his one, but after a while Steiner has a crisis and commits suicide after having killed his two children. Marcello is horrified and throws himself into his mundane job.

Movie Info

Title La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)

Original title La dolce vita

Year 1960

Director Federico Fellini


Top 7 Quotes of “La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)” Movie

“Stay free, available, like me. Never get married. Never choose. Even in love, it’s better to be chosen.”

Laura Betti – Laura

“A man who agrees to live like this is a finished man, he’s nothing but a worm! I don’t believe in your aggressive, sticky, maternal love! I don’t want it, I have no use for it! This isn’t love, it’s brutalization!”

Marcello Mastroianni – Marcello Rubini

“By 1965 there’ll be total depravity. How squalid everything will be.”
Carlo Musto – Travestito

“- Paparazzo: What do you think you like most in life?
– Sylvia: I like lots of things. But there are three things I like most. Love, love and love.”
Walter Santesso – Paparazzo
Anita Ekberg – Sylvia

“Don’t be like me. Salvation doesn’t lie within four walls. I’m too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional. Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected.”
Alain Cuny – Steiner

“You are everything… everything! You are the first woman on the first day of creation. You are mother, sister, lover, friend, angel, devil, earth, home.”

Marcello Mastroianni – Marcello Rubini

“We must get beyond passions, like a great work of art. In such miraculous harmony. We should love each other outside of time… detached.”
Alain Cuny – Steiner