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Tonino Guerra (1920–2012)

Legendary Italian screenwriter was born Antonio Guerra on the 16th of March 1920 in Sant'Arcangelo, Italy, south of Ravenna. He wrote several short stories, poetry and novels and in 1956 his first screenplay "Man and Wolves" (co-written by Elio Petri) was directed by Giuseppe De Santis. Three years later he wrote the masterpiece, "L'Avventura", ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Amarcord Writer
Blow-Up Writer
Kaos Writer


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 2017 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Zabriskie Point (2017) ... (screenplay)
 2010 Malavoglia (collaborator on screenplay)
 2009 Everybody's Fine (original screenplay)
 2008 Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou (story consultant)
 2006 Um Ano Mais Longo (Short)
 2005 Bab'Aziz (collaboration)
 2004 Eros (screenplay - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things")
 2004 Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (collaborator)
 2003 Le chien, le général et les oiseaux (book) / (screenplay)
 2001 Chasy bez strelok (TV Movie)
 2001 Maimil
 2000 Bibo per sempre (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 Viaggio verso casa (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Eternity and a Day (co-writer)
 1997 Porto Santo (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1997 The Truce
 1996 Les mercredis de la vie (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Alla turca (1996) ... (adaptation)
 1996 White Feast (screenplay) / (story "Hundred Birds")
 1995 Lev s sedoy borodoy (Short)
 1995 To vlemma tou Odyssea (co-writer)
 1993 Golem, le jardin pétrifié (writer)
 1990 Viaggio d'amore (screenplay) / (story)
 1990 Night Sun (collaboration)
 1990 Dimenticare Palermo (screenplay)
 1989 Burro (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Il frullo del passero (writer)
 1988 Topio stin omihli (screenplay)
 1987 Chez le médecin (Short)
 1987 Good morning Babilonia (screenplay in collaboration with)
 1986 Il mestiere dello sceneggiatore (Documentary short)
 1986 Ginger and Fred (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Andrey Tarkovsky in Nostalghia (Documentary)
 1984 Kaos (screenplay collaboration)
 1984 Henry IV (screenplay collaboration)
 1984 Taxidi sta Kythira (screenplay)
 1984 Carmen (adaptation)
 1983 And the Ship Sails On (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Tempo di viaggio (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay)
 1982 Identification of a Woman (collaboration)
 1982 The Night of the Shooting Stars (collaboration)
 1981 Three Brothers (story and screenplay)
 1980 The Mystery of Oberwald (adaptation)
 1979 Tigers in Lipstick (writer)
 1979 Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Un papillon sur l'épaule (scenario written by)
 1977-1978 Il Passatore (TV Mini-Series) (adaptation - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (adaptation)
 1976 Caro Michele (screenplay)
 1976 Cadaveri eccellenti (screenplay)
 1976 Sex with a Smile (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 Dites-le avec des fleurs (dialogue)
 1973 Amarcord (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein (uncredited)
 1973 Lucky Luciano (screenplay in collaboration with)
 1972 Descubrimiento del mayor túnel submarino (Documentary short) (story - as Antonio Guerra)
 1972 Gli ordini sono ordini (screenplay)
 1972 Bianco, rosso e... (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 The Mattei Affair (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 La supertestimone (writer)
 1971 Tre nel mille
 1970-1971 Qualcuno bussa alla porta (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes)
- La quarta sedia (1971) ... (teleplay)
- La vedova (1971) ... (teleplay)
- Il cannocchiale (1971) ... (teleplay)
- Una sera qualsiasi (1970) ... (teleplay)
- Il pacco (1970) ... (teleplay)
 1970 Many Wars Ago (screenplay - as Antonio Guerra)
 1970 I girasoli (story and screenplay - as Antonio Guerra)
 1970 Zabriskie Point (screenplay)
 1969 In Search of Gregory (screenplay)
 1969 The Uninvited (original scenario)
 1968 Catch As Catch Can (writer)
 1968 Colpo di sole (writer)
 1968 A Place for Lovers (screenplay)
 1968 Sissignore (screenplay) / (writer)
 1967 Questi fantasmi (uncredited)
 1967 C'era una volta (story and screenplay)
 1967 L'occhio selvaggio (screenplay)
 1966 Blow-Up (screenplay)
 1966 The Queens (story - segment "Fata Armenia")
 1965 The 10th Victim (screenplay)
 1965 I grandi condottieri (screenplay)
 1965 Casanova 70 (story and screenplay)
 1964 Le ore nude
 1964 Saul e David (with the collaboration of)
 1964 Marriage Italian Style (screenplay)
 1964 Controsesso (segment "Una donna d'affari", as Antonio Guerra)
 1964 La donna è una cosa meravigliosa (screenplay - segment "Una donna dolce, dolce", as Antonio Guerra) / (story - segment "Una donna dolce, dolce", as Antonio Guerra)
 1964 Red Desert
 1964 I maniaci (story - as Guerra)
 1962 L'Eclisse (scenario and dialogue)
 1962 I giorni contati (collaborator on screenplay) / (story)
 1961 The Assassin (screenplay - as Antonio Guerra) / (story - as Antonio Guerra)
 1961 La Notte (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 L'Avventura (screenplay)
 1958 Il terribile Teodoro (writer)
 1958 La strada lunga un anno (writer)
 1958 Un ettaro di cielo (screenplay - as Antonio Guerra)
 1957 Men and Wolves (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Nasce un campione (Documentary short) (written by - as Antonio Guerra)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a children's book: "Il generale e Buonaparte", which he later adapted for the big screen (Francis Nielsen's "Le chien, le général et les oiseaux" (2003).

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Official Sites:

Official site (Italian)

Alternate Names:

Antonio Guerra | Guerra

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Personal Quote:

Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) excited and filled me the strength to resume the way of the magnificent tale that the Maestro had taken.


Father of composer Andrea Guerra. See more »

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