At the beginning women are in bikinis in top of a building when a chopper passes by and they wave for it.


A man goes with a woman to her place and they kiss on bed. Sex is implied.
Towards the very end of the film a woman stripteases for bored party guests, but nothing explicit is shown (she is shown topless for several seconds, but she is laying on the ground and from far away enough that you can’t see anything). Several other characters offer to striptease before she does, and one of them is turned down because “everyone knows what you look like naked”. Three minor characters are in drag at the end of the movie. A man declares a couple at the ending party will be the first “screwing”. A woman’s butt is slapped.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The film tells the story of machero, a journalist in the middle class, struggling in a decadent and empty life and finally continuing to degenerate.

symbolize:

There are many classic symbolic scenes in the film. 1. At the beginning of the film, machero hung a statue of Jesus in a helicopter. Then the plane flew to a rooftop. Machero flirted with the fashionable girl on the rooftop. The hanging of Jesus symbolizes the abandonment of traditional beliefs and morality, and the flirting with fashionable girls is a symbol of modern consumption and flashy life, which means that the reorganization and lack of values have a historical significance after World War II, when Nietzsche shouted that God is dead. At the same time, it also sets the tone for the description of machero’s modern corrupt life after the film. This classic clip was imitated by the German film goodbye Lenin thousands of years later. In goodbye Lenin, the helicopter hung the statue of Lenin away, symbolizing the end of the socialist concept in Germany. 2. Another classic symbolic fragment in the film is the end of the film. Machero and his partner came to the beach after the sex party. People caught a strange fish. The horse and his partner were ready to leave after ridiculing the fish. At this time, a young woman whom the horse knew earlier gestured to him (asked him to go with her) on the opposite bank separated by the sea, But Ma didn’t understand and didn’t want to fight, so he left with his companions. Fish is the symbol of Christ and Christian faith in Christian culture. In the film, fish has no sacred image and has become a freak in their eyes, which means that the traditional faith morality is outdated, strange and ridiculous in their eyes. “Captured” also implies the embarrassing situation of Christian faith in the hearts of modern young people. The pure girl waving her hand symbolizes an angel. When she was on the other side, she borrowed the theory of “the other side and the other side” in religious philosophy, that is, the other side of God issued a call for final salvation to the secular side. Unfortunately, the horse turned away and threw herself into the modern life with lack of faith, corruption and frivolity as usual.

Ridicule:

The film also makes a mockery of Christianity and religious fanaticism. At the end of the film, people’s ridicule of the strange fish is one of them. Another obvious segment is in the middle of the film. Machero went to report an event. Two children claimed to see the Virgin Mary. As a result, they were arrested by the police. The believers went to the police station to ask them to release the child. Finally, the child was released and still claimed to see the Virgin Mary after coming out, It also led a group of fanatical believers to jump back in the heavy rain. Everything seemed as ridiculous as two children playing a house game, while the child’s uncle became the backstage of essentially manipulating the crowd. The hypocrisy of religion and the essence of power control of its organs are exposed in Fei’s sarcasm. Fellini’s film won the Cannes Palme d’Or in 1960. The above-mentioned irony reminds people of the “viritana” – the work of Bunuel, and the Cannes Palme d’Or in 1961. Both films were banned in many countries under the pressure of the Vatican because of their mockery of the church.

despair:

Although the film denies and ridicules the traditional religious belief and morality, the current social life in the film is also desperate. Although the consumerism and hedonism in modern life are full, and people can revel in the “sweet life” of Party and cheating, it is the great emptiness caused by the lack of spiritual nutrition Silence and pain. The playwright’s suicide is undoubtedly a high reflection of this modern spiritual problem. Fellini’s “Prodigal Son” also disclosed such a life, but it was not so desperate as in “sweet life”, so that machero finally chose to degenerate after the playwright committed suicide, broke up with his wife and destroyed his father’s image, instead of choosing to escape and find a new life like Morado in “prodigal son”. It can be said that Fellini shows the “unbearable sweetness of life” in modern society.

Children’s interest:

An important feature of Fellini’s films is that they are often accompanied by circus, Carnival style song and dance performances or clown performances. For Fei, this is what he sincerely likes and enjoys. Simple performance and direct joy are the easiest to win the joy of children. It can be said that these song and dance performance elements are the expression of childlike fun and happiness that Fellini desires. Although there are such performances in sweet life, in the face of the emptiness, despair and ridicule of the film as a whole, those performances are not shown as a positive way of life or entertainment, but are still submerged in the quagmire of modern corruption and empty life. Such loss can not help but think of the “rose bud” of Citizen Kane.

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