Damiano Damiani Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 July 1922Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Date of Death 7 March 2013Rome, Lazio, Italy  (lung failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Damiano Damiani was born on July 23, 1922 in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Confessions of a Police Captain (1971), Pizza Connection (1985) and A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975). He died on March 7, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Trivia (5)

He is an Italian screenwriter, film director, actor and writer.
Studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and began in films as an art director.
His best known film abroad was the political thriller Confessions of a Police Captain (1971), starring Franco Nero. This was one of the first films to openly look at the all-pervading influence of the Mafia, based on actual events in Palermo in 1969.
Directed seventeen documentaries between 1946 and 1955 and collaborated on ten screenplays in the 1950's.
The May 6, 1970, issue of Variety, in the Italian Films Shooting column, lists the movie Violence presently filming in Morocco, director Damiano Damiani, actors Susan Strasberg, Farley Granger, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi, Terence Hill. Producers Nyima Films and Western Intl. of Los Angeles. Distributor Paris-Etoile. No evidence the film was completed or distributed.

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