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Elio Petri Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 January 1929Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date of Death 10 November 1982Rome, Lazio, Italy  (cancer)
Birth NameEraclio Petri

Mini Bio (1)

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), A Quiet Place in the Country (1968) and The Assassin (1961). He died on November 10, 1982 in Rome.

Trade Mark (5)

Often worked with editor Ruggero Mastroianni.
Often worked with screenwriter Ugo Pirro.
Often worked with actor Gian Maria Volontè.
Often worked with cinematographer Luigi Kuveiller.
Often worked with actor Salvo Randone.

Trivia (3)

Member of the Italian Communist Party until 1957.
Was in a relationship with Giuliana De Sio (1979-November 1982).
Worked as a film critic for the Italian communist newspaper "L'Unità".

Personal Quotes (1)

[about His Days Are Numbered (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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