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Dino Risi (1916–2008)


Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico (1941). Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a local newspaper in his spare time. After the ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 91) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Il Sorpasso Director
(1962)
Scent of a Woman Director
(1974)

Filmography

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 2005 Rudolf Nureyev alla Scala (Video documentary)
 2002 Le ragazze di Miss Italia (TV Movie)
 1996 Esercizi di stile (segment "Myriam")
 1993 Missione d'amore (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1993)
- Episode #1.2 (1993)
- Episode #1.1 (1993)
 1991 Vita coi figli (TV Movie)
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie)
 1989 Quattro storie di donne (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Carla (1989)
 1988 Love for Life (TV Movie)
 1987 Teresa
 1985 Madman at War
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1984)
- Episode #1.7 (1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
 1980 Sunday Lovers (segment "Armando's Notebook")
 1979 Dear Father
 1978 First Love
 1977 Viva Italia! (segments "Con i saluti degli amici", "Tantum ergo", "Pornodiva", "Mammina mammona", "Senza parole")
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1969 I See Naked
 1968 The Prophet
 1966 I nostri mariti (segment "Il marito di Attilia")
 1965 I complessi (segment "Una giornata decisiva")
 1965 The Dolls (segment "La telefonata")
 1964 Il gaucho
 1964 The Thursday
 1963 The Monsters
 1963 Il successo (uncredited)
 1962 Il Sorpasso
 1959 The Widower
 1953 Love in the City (segment "Paradiso per 3 ore")
 1952 Fuga dalla città (Short)
 1950 Il grido della città (Documentary short)
 1950 Buio in sala (Short)
 1950 Il siero della verità (Documentary)
 1950 Segantini il pittore della montagna (Documentary short)
 1950 La miniera di luce (Short)
 1950 Come nasce il kilowattora (Documentary short)
 1950 Caccia in Brughiera (Documentary short)
 1949 La fabbrica del duomo (Documentary short)
 1949 Seduta spiritica (Documentary)
 1949 Terra ladina (Documentary short)
 1949 Vince il sistema (Documentary short)
 1949 La città dei traffici (Short)
 1948 1848 (Documentary short)
 1948 La provincia dei sette laghi (Documentary short)
 1947 Cuore rivelatore (Short)
 1947 Cortili (Short)
 1947 Strade di Napoli (Documentary short)
 1947 Verso la vita (Short)
 1947 Pescatorella (Documentary short)
 1947 Tigullio minore (Documentary short)
 1946 Barboni (Documentary short)
 1946 I bersaglieri della signora (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Risi Dino | D. Risi | Risi

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Claudia  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Marco Risi
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I expect some surprises. Life, after all, is not all it's made out to be. (on being "curious about death")

Trivia:

Father of directors Claudio Risi and Marco Risi, brother of cinematographer Fernando Risi and writer/director Nelo Risi, grandfather of actor Andrea Miglio Risi. See more »

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