"A tour-de-f-rce." -Los Angeles Times
"A truly literate and sophisticated film spectacle...by perhaps the greatest of all film artists" (Saturday Review), this OscarÂ®-nominated masterpiece by Federico Fellini, the director of such world renowned classics, as La Dolce Vita, La Strada and 8 1/2, is a "fabulous trip into a totally decadent civilization" (Playboy) delivering "a brilliant visual fantasy... unlike anything we have seen" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Step into the bawdy, erotic and titillating world of Rome during the days of Emperor Nero, where two competing teachers play tricks on each other while vying for the same lover's charms. Paralleling the self-indulgence of modern society, these Roman citizens pursue their own gratification above all else, resulting in both intense pleasure and enormous despair displayed in visually seductive scenes that are both shocking , unprecedented and brilliantly stunning.