This film is fresh, visually marvelous and to the point of absurdity. The main character Jep Gambardella is so self-assured of his importance in Roman society and at the ripened age of 65, his swagger and charisma is undaunted. One of many great lines in the film, he asks a woman, "che lavoro fai" and she answers, "sono ricca"--brilliant banter! Jep Gambardella is the epitome of essere convinto, in the trailer above, I love the line: "Non volevo essere sempliciemente un mondano, volevo diventare il re` dei mondani." See this website for more brilliant one & two liners from La Grande Bellezza (in Italian of course).
|La Mia dolce vita|
Having lived in Rome for a few years, I can attest to the fact that I had to make special trips with personal itineraries, to visit the exquisite cultural treasures that abound everywhere you turn in Roma, la citta` eterna and beyond.
|Imperial Fora, Rome Italy|
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