"In cerca di Upamanyu", Feltrinelli, 1995.
Umberto P. Quintavalle
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Quintavalle was an Italian author (In Cerca Di Upamanyu (1995), La Festa (1953)) with no prior film experience, chosen by Pasolini for the role of His Excellency "for your physical aspect, which is perfect for the role of a decadent intellectual, which I need." (quoted in Schwartz, Pasolini Requiem (Pantheon, 1992)).