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Ermanno Olmi (1931–2018)

Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) and The Profession of Arms (2001). He was married to Loredana Detto. He died on May 5, 2018 in Asiago, Veneto, Italy. See full bio »


(age 86) in Asiago, Veneto, Italy

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 2017 Vedete, sono uno di voi (Documentary)
 2015 Our Host Planet (Documentary short)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary) (segment "La moviola")
 2009 Rupi del vino (Documentary)
 2009 Il premio (Short)
 2009 Terra madre (Documentary)
 2007 Centochiodi
 2005 Tickets
 2004 O Sole Mio: Self-Italian-Portrait (Documentary) (supervision)
 1999 Il denaro non esiste (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Mille anni (Documentary short)
 1992 Lungo il fiume (Documentary)
 1989 12 registi per 12 città (Documentary) (segment "Milano")
 1987 Imago urbis (Documentary)
 1986 Artigiani veneti (Documentary short)
 1983 Personaggi fortemente sospettabili (TV Short documentary)
 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Milano '83 (1983)
 1983 Keep Walking
 1979 Apocalypsis cum figuris (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Alcide De Gasperi (TV Series)
 1973 Tragico e glorioso 43 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Le radici della libertà (TV Movie)
 1971 La nascita della Repubblica (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 La fatica di leggere (TV Short documentary)
 1970 I recuperanti (TV Movie)
 1968 La borsa (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 One Fine Day
 1967 Beata gioventù (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Galleria: cuore e memoria di Milano (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Ritorno al paese (TV Short)
 1967 La regina. Gianni e Graziella (TV Short)
 1967 Il ragazzo di Gigliola (TV Short)
 1967 Nino il fioraio (TV Short documentary)
 1967 Qualcosa di Niki (TV Short)
 1967 The Crush (TV Movie)
 1964 700 anni fa (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Dopo secoli (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Cavo ad olio fluido a 220.000 volt (Documentary short)
 1963 Po: forza 50.000 (Documentary short)
 1963 I Fidanzati
 1961 Le grand barrage (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1961 Un metro lungo cinque (Documentary short)
 1961 Il Posto
 1961 Sacco in plypac (Documentary short)
 1960 Il pomodoro (Documentary short)
 1960 Il grande paese d'acciaio (Documentary short)
 1960 Natura e chimica (Documentary short)
 1959 Giochi di colonia (Documentary short)
 1958 Il frumento (Documentary short)
 1958 Vacanze nelle colonie Sicedison (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1958 Tre fili fino a Milano (Documentary short)
 1958 Campi sperimentali (Documentary short)
 1958 Venezia città moderna (Documentary short)
 1957 Fibre en civiltà (Short)
 1957 Grigio (Documentary short)
 1957 Fertilizzanti complessi (Documentary short)
 1957 Michelino 1A B (Documentary)
 1956 Costruzioni meccaniche Riva (Documentary short)
 1956 Il pensionato (Short)
 1956 Manon: Finestra 2 (Short)
 1956 Il racconto della Stura (Documentary short)
 1956 La mia valle (Short)
 1955 L'energia elettrica nell'agricoltura (Documentary short)
 1955 Società Ovesticino - Dinamo (Documentary short)
 1955 Buongiorno natura (Short)
 1955 L'onda (Short)
 1955 Cantiere d'inverno (Documentary short)
 1955 La diga del ghiacciaio (Documentary short)
 1954 La pattuglia del Passo S. Giacomo (Documentary short)
 1953 El Frayle (Short)
 1953 Piccoli calabresi a Suna sul Lago Maggiore (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "L'apocalisse è un lieto fine. Storia della mia vita e del nostro futuro". Milan: Rizzoli. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

E. Olmi | Olmi

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Personal Quote:

The sensation is that these choices of mine are not only mine but that others have them too, I really don't feel exclusive...My ambition instead, perhaps because of my peasant-worker background, is to look at the world with others, not as an aristocratic intellectual.


Initially worked as a clerk in the Volta-Edison electrical plant and continued in the industry to direct and produce sponsored documentaries. See more »


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