I have never really heard of this movie before but since someone lend me a dvd, I thought I should give it a try anyway. It was made after 'La strada', my favorite movie by Fellini and before 'Le notti di Cabiria' and 'La Dolce Vita'. It is not one of the most famous movies directed by Fellini and it is one of his best but I still think it was pretty good. For this feature, he left for a while his extravagant poetic style and chose this time for the neo-realism and maybe that's why it wasn't as succesful as the other movies he made back then. There is not much of a plot here and it focus more on the characters but that's fine since those characters were pretty fascinating to watch, especially the main character perfectly portrayed by Broderick Crawford. Furthermore, even though it is a rather sober feature, the directing is, as usual with Fellini, really flawless and makes the whole thing quite spellbinding to watch. To conclude, it may not be a masterpiece but it is still a pretty good flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Fellini's work.