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Elio Petri (1929–1982)


Elio Petri was born on January 29, 1929 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Eraclio Petri. He was a writer and director, known for Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968) and The Assassin (1961). He was married to Paola Pegoraro. He died on November 10, 1982 in Rome. See full bio »

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(age 53) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1979 Buone notizie (story and screenplay)
 1978 Le mani sporche (TV Mini-Series) (translation and adaptation - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
 1976 Todo modo (screenplay)
 1973 La proprietà non è più un furto (story and screenplay)
 1971 Lulu the Tool (story & screenplay)
 1970 Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (Documentary) (segment "Tre ipotesi sulla morte di Giuseppe Pinelli", uncredited)
 1970 Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (story and screenplay)
 1968 Un tranquillo posto di campagna (screenplay and dialogue) / (story)
 1967 We Still Kill the Old Way (screenplay)
 1965 The 10th Victim (screenplay)
 1964 High Infidelity (segment "Peccato nel pomeriggio")
 1963 Il maestro di Vigevano (adaptation)
 1963 I mostri (screenplay - as Petri) / (story - as Petri)
 1962 I giorni contati (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 The Assassin (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Il gobbo (story)
 1960 L'impiegato
 1959 Vento del Sud (story)
 1959 Le notti dei Teddy Boys (writer)
 1959 Vlak bez voznog reda (writer)
 1958 La strada lunga un anno (writer)
 1958 Un ettaro di cielo (screenplay)
 1957 Men and Wolves (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 Quando tramonta il sole (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Giorni d'amore (story and screenplay)
 1953 Nasce un campione (Documentary short) (written by)
 1953 A Husband for Anna (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Elio Montesti | Petri
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Personal Quote:

[about I giorni contati (1962)] When I asked Goffredo Lombardo to produced the movie, I gave the names of three actors for the main role: Totò, Jean Gabin, Salvo Randone. He chose Randone because it was the cheapest choice, obviously.

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Member of the Italian Communist Party until 1957. See more »

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Often worked with screenwriter Ugo Pirro. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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