Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born
United Artists; Directed by Federico Fellini
Rated R; 129 minutes; 1970
Erotic, neurotic, surrealistic, brilliant . . . these are just some of the words that describe FELLINI SATYRICON. Adapted from Petronius' observations at the court of Emperor Nero, Federico Fellini outdoes even himself in this dazzling look at the mind populated by some of life's most quixotic creatures.
Dubbed into English
"There have been hundreds of Freudian films; FELLINI SATYRICON is probably the firstóand certainly the most importantóJungian one. In the course of two hours and seven minutes, images, totems and archetypes rise and burst like hydrogen sulfide bubbles from the marsh of the collective unconscious. The unsynchronized soundtrack has the timbre of racial memory, echoing some internal dream time."
- Stefan Kanfer, TIME