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Giuseppe De Santis (1917–1997)

Giuseppe De Santis was born on February 11, 1917 in Fondi, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Bitter Rice (1949), Tragic Hunt (1947) and Men and Wolves (1957). He died on May 16, 1997 in Rome, Lazio. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 Today and Another Day (Documentary short)
 1958 The Year Long Road (writer)
 1957 Men and Wolves (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 I fidanzati della morte (as Gino de Sanctis)
 1954 Days of Love (story and screenplay)
 1953 A Husband for Anna (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Riscatto (as Gino de Sanctis)
 1952 Rome 11:00
 1950 Under the Olive Tree (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Bitter Rice (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 Tragic Hunt (story)
 1947 Ultimo amore (screenplay)
 1946 Outcry
 1943 Ossessione (scenario & dialogue)
 1943 Desire (screenplay)
 1940 Don Pasquale (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Giuseppe De Sanctis | Gino de Sanctis | Joe de Santis
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Studied literature, philosophy and cinema during the 1930's. Began to work as a film critic during the early war years. Assisted Luchino Visconti on 'Ossessione' in 1942. After five years as assistant director and screenwriter, made his name as director of films like 'Caccia Tragica' (Tragic Pursuit) and 'Riso Amaro' (Bitter Rice) which examined the socio/economic plight of ordinary people in ... See more »

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