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Giuseppe De Santis Poster

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Born in Fondi, Lazio, Italy
Died in Rome, Lazio, Italy  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Giuseppe De Santis was born on February 11, 1917 in Fondi, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Bitter Rice (1949), Caccia tragica (1947) and Rome 11:00 (1952). He was married to Gordana Miletic. He died on May 16, 1997 in Rome, Lazio.

Spouse (1)

Gordana Miletic (? - 16 May 1997) (his death)

Trivia (3)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 227-229. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
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 post-war Italy.

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