The beginning of the millennium in the eternal city. Jep Gamberdella is a journalist and playboy in his 60s who built his career on the one award-winning novel he wrote all too long ago. He drags himself from party to party, observing the decadent human species with cynicism and weariness.
This modern day La Dolce Vita won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. (Italian spoken)
»The great writer and director Mario Soldati used to say that Rome, for obvious reasons, was the capital which more than any other could communicate a feeling of the eternal. But, he would add, what is a feeling of the eternal if not the feeling of nothingness?«
- Paolo Sorrentino