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Ruggero Deodato


Ruggero Deodato was born on May 7, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, and grew up outside Rome. One of his close friends at the time was Renzo Rossellini, the son of famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Knowing Ruggerio's love for the movies, Renzo persuaded him to work as a second unit director on some of his father's productions. From 1958-67 Deodato... See full bio »

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(1980)
Hostel: Part II The Italian Cannibal
(2007)
(1986)

Filmography

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 2014 Io e mia figlia (Short)
 2013 The Profane Exhibit (segment "Bridge")
 2005 Incantesimo 8 (TV Series)
 2005 Padre Speranza (TV Movie)
 1999 Thinking About Africa (TV Series)
 1997 Noi siamo angeli (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Polvere (1997)
- Dollari (1997)
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1989)
- Episode #1.5 (1989)
- Episode #1.4 (1989)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
 1989 Il ricatto (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1989)
- Episode #1.4 (1989)
 1986 Lone Runner (as Roger Deodato)
 1983 The Raiders of Atlantis (as Roger Franklin in US Credits)
 1979 Concorde Affaire '79 (as Roger Deodato)
 1975 Waves of Lust
 1971-1973 All'ultimo minuto (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Scala reale (1973)
- Il bulldozer (1973)
- L'ultima cifra (1973)
 1969 Zenabel
 1969 Il triangolo rosso (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- La tromba d'oro (1969)
- La chiave (1969)
- Gli amici (1969)
- La fuga (1969)
 1968 Gungala, the Black Panther Girl (as Roger Rockfeller)
 1968 Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen (as Roger Rockfeller)
 1964 Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Shot several commercials for Piaggio, Fiat, Philips, Kraft and De Longhi.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roger Franklin in US Credits | Reggero Deodati | Roger Deodato | Roger Drake | Roger Godey | Roger Rockfeller | Alan Smithee
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Personal Quote:

[on the animal deaths in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)] I am sorry they have been killed. But you have to understand I come from the countryside in Italy. So when we were hungry, we killed and ate pigs and chickens. That's what the real villagers did who were in the film--they ate everything we killed. But also, when I made this film, I was in another mentality. It seemed natural to show this. It was... See more »

Trivia:

The February 6, 1985, issue of Variety announced the film "Ombre sul ponte" (English title "Shadow on the Bridge") would begin filming in March 1985, with director Ruggero Deodato, starring Franco Nero, Patrick Wayne, Lisa Blount, and Eli Wallach. No evidence the film was ever made or released. See more »

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