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Carmelo Bene (1937–2002)

Carmelo Bene was born on September 1, 1937 in Campi Salentina, Puglia, Italy as Carmelo Pompilio Realino Antonio Bene. He was a director and writer, known for Nostra signora dei turchi (1968), Salomè (1972) and Un Amleto di meno (1973). He was married to Raffaella Baracchi and Giuliana Rossi. He died on March 16, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 64) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Salomè Director
Don Giovanni Director


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 2002 Otello di Carmelo Bene (TV Movie)
 2001 Quattro momenti su tutto il nulla (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Momento 4 (2001)
- Momento 3 (2001)
- Momento 2 (2001)
- Momento 1 (2001)
 1998 Carmelo Bene e la voce dei canti (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1998)
- Episode #1.2 (1998)
- Episode #1.1 (1998)
 1996 Canti orfici (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Ventriloquio (Short)
 1972 Salomè
 1970 Don Giovanni
 1969 Capricci
 1968 A proposito di 'Arden of Feversham' (Documentary short)
 1968 Hermitage (Short)
 1968 Il barocco leccese (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Play "Il rosa e il nero, invenzione da Il monaco di M. G. Lewis", 1966. See more »

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Personal Quote:

I am not interested in any filmmaker. I am not even interested in my own films, except for a couple of moments: the failed self-crucifixion in Salomè (1972), and the burnt, torn film in Nostra signora dei turchi (1968) as a parody of recollection. See more »


Was also a famous stage director and actor and a writer. See more »


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