Franco Battiato (1945–2021)

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Franco Battiato was born on March 23, 1945 in Jonia, Sicily, Italy. He was a composer and writer, known for Lost Love (2003), Children of Men (2006) and Musikanten (2006). He died on May 18, 2021 in Milo, Sicily. See full bio »


(age 76) in Milo, Sicily, Italy

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Known For

Lost Love Writer
Children of Men Soundtrack
Musikanten Composer


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 2019 Dear Alexandra (Short) (music by: song ''Povera Patria'')
 2018 I nomi del signor Sulcic (Documentary)
 2016/II Padre
 2016 Con te e senza di te (Short)
 2015 Franco Battiato: Le nostre anime (Video short)
 2014 Per soli uomini (Documentary)
 2013 Quando i tedeschi non sapevano nuotare (Documentary short)
 2013 Love Stories
 2013 Franco Battiato: Testamento (Video short)
 2011 Franco Battiato - Telesio dietro le quinte (Video documentary short) (original music by)
 2011 Quiproquo (Documentary)
 2006 Musikanten
 2004 Sara May
 1993 Torpore internazionale (Short)
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Alice e Battiato

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[About Quentin Tarantino] Does he think Italian cinema sucks? I think the same of his. I have no preconceptions about any kind of cinema, but I certainly don't like his trash.


In 2003 Battiato released his first feature film, Perduto amor (Lost love), for which he also composed the soundtrack. The movie won the Silver Ribbon for the best debutant director and was screened, out of competition as a Battiato request, with excellent critics in prestigious film festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Venezia, New York among others. See more »

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