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Carmelo Bene (1937–2002)

Carmelo Bene was born on September 1, 1937 in Campi Salentina, Puglia, Italy as Carmelo Pompilio Realino Antonio Bene. He was a writer and director, known for Our Lady of the Turks (1968), Hermitage (1968) and Salomè (1972). He was married to Raffaella Baracchi and Giuliana Rossi. He died on March 16, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 64) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 2003 Lorenzaccio, al di là di de Musset e Benedetto Varchi (TV Movie) (adaptation - uncredited)
 2002 Otello di Carmelo Bene (TV Movie) (adaptation - uncredited)
 2001 Quattro momenti su tutto il nulla (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Momento 4 (2001) ... (writer)
- Momento 3 (2001) ... (writer)
- Momento 2 (2001) ... (writer)
- Momento 1 (2001) ... (writer)
 1997 In-vulnerabilità d'Achille (tra Sciro e Ilio) (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1984 Concerto per attore solo (Video documentary) (adaptation - uncredited)
 1981 Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene (TV Movie) (adaptation - uncredited)
 1978 Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Laforgue) (TV Movie) (adaptation - uncredited)
 1973 One Hamlet Less (writer)
 1973 Ventriloquio (Short) (screenplay)
 1972 Salomè (written by)
 1970 Don Giovanni
 1969 Capricci (writer)
 1968 Our Lady of the Turks (novel) / (writer)
 1968 A proposito di 'Arden of Feversham' (Documentary short) (play)
 1968 Hermitage (Short) (novella) / (screenplay)
 1968 Il barocco leccese (Documentary short) (unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Play "L'Adelchi di Alessandro Manzoni (in forma di concerto)", 1984. See more »

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[About his TV movies] When editing is being made during the shot, one can achieve a music-movie. Then recording becomes an event. See more »


Was also a famous stage director and actor and a writer. See more »


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