Similar to Fellini's autobiographical film eight ½, La Dolce Vita is a harsh satirical look at superstar lifestyle, media and a dim odyssey through the gritty streets of Rome, touring the seedy elements of bars, sidewalk cafe's and nightclubs. This is one particular of Fellini's most bleakest movies and the character of Marcello is a gentleman who is desperately browsing for an identification and a goal, and however lacks a moral centre. La Dolce Vita is said to have numerous religious themes built-in inside of the structure of its story, as the film chapters catalog the seven lethal sins, which takes area on the seven hills of Rome, and also involves seven evenings of partying and seven dawns of hangovers. Much of these sequences that are offered in the film are highly symmetrical, as are so several other people, matching the sacred and the profane, the rich and the bad, the true and the fake, and the stunning and the grotesque. The symbolism of Christ whose arms outstretched as if blessing all of Rome as it flies overhead in the classic prologue was perceived by the Catholic Church as a parody of Christ's 2nd coming. Due to the fact of that the scene and the total film was condemned by the Vatican newspaper in 1960 and the film was banned in Spain until finally 1975 after the death of Franco.