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Emanuele Crialese

Although born in Rome in 1965, Emanuele Crialese has Sicilian roots, to which he pays tribute in film after film. In 1991 he leaves for the USA where he studies film direction at New York University. After making several shorts, he directs his first feature-length movie Once We Were Strangers (1997), in New York. The year was 1997, the film was in... See full bio »

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Terraferma Writer
Golden Door
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Respiro Writer


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 2011 Terraferma (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Golden Door
 2002 Respiro (written by)
 1994 Heartless (Short)
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 2011 Terraferma
 2006 Golden Door
 2002 Respiro
 1994 Heartless (Short)
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 1997 Once We Were Strangers (producer)
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 2010 A Quiet Life (the director wishes to thank)
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 2008 Che saccio (Documentary)
 2005 Lettre à un jeune cinéaste (TV Series documentary)
- Emanuele Crialese (2005) ... Himself
 2002 Un'isola nell'isola - Retroscena dal set di 'Respiro' (Video documentary short)

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