7.0/10
38
1 user

Death of a Friend (1960)

Morte di un amico (original title)
Two young people trickle and steal and exploit prostitutes.

Director:

Franco Rossi

Writers:

Giuseppe Berto (story), Oreste Biancoli (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The film follows Nicole Molino, a French teenager on vacation at the Italian resort island of Ischia. She meets several other young Italian men also on vacation and looking for fun and romance. Confusion, comedy and romance ensue.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
Stars: Catherine Spaak, Gianni Garko, Spyros Fokas
Crazy Desire (1962)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca. He is pursuaded to join their party and even pay for most of it, as ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Catherine Spaak, Béatrice Altariba
The Witches (1967)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Following the death of his friend, an Italian youth grows increasingly closer to his young aunt.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film is based on the dramatization of Domenico Modugno's (Mister Volare) songs.

Director: Domenico Modugno
Stars: Paolo Bergamaschi, Giustino Durano, Eddra Gale
Il successo (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Giulio is a 38-year-old intellectual stuck in a meaningless white-collar job. He realizes that this job will never fulfill his dreams of becoming rich so he comes up with a little plan ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauro Morassi, Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant
I motorizzati (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A guy is about to become the millionth citizen to buy a car in Rome. Frightened, he decides to remain pedestrian, and recalls several stories, with new car owners as protagonists.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Franca Valeri
The Fascist (1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Mireille Granelli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school, disrupting teaching of the little orphans who study there and damaging ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Catherine Spaak, Amedeo Nazzari, Didi Perego
La cuccagna (1962)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rossella, a beautiful young girl that lives in a family of popular class, looks for a job every day but soon discovers that the economic miracle is only an illusion.

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Donatella Turri, Luigi Tenco, Umberto D'Orsi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young German comes to Rome on vacation and is not slow to win female hearts. When the game become dangerous due to a possible marriage, the young man returns to his homeland.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
Stars: Thomas Fritsch, Alexandra Stewart, Gino Cervi
The Basilisks (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The neorealistic story follows the uneventful lives of Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men, who live in a small, poverty-stricken village. Since all three are unemployed they ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Antonio Petruzzi, Stefano Satta Flores, Sergio Ferranino
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Aldo
Spyros Fokas ... Bruno (as Spiros Focás)
Didi Perego Didi Perego ... Lea
Angela Luce ... Franca
Anna Mazzuchelli Anna Mazzuchelli ... Adriana
Fanfulla ... DeAmicis
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Il Francese
Olimpia Cavalli Olimpia Cavalli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ... Aldo's Mother
Simonetta Santaniello Simonetta Santaniello
Edit

Storyline

Two young people trickle and steal and exploit prostitutes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 May 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

...und zu leicht befunden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universalcine See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Blurb.
5 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

MORTE DI UN AMICO ("Death of a Friend") of Franco Rossi, from a screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini and others, reveals the strong hand Pasolini in its depiction of life at the geographical, social, economic, and moral edge of Rome. The two heroes (played by Gianni Garko and Spiros Focas) are pimps, like the protagonist of Pasolini's own ACCATTONE. The relationship between Aldo and Bruno and the bourgeois society which rejects them is a complex one. The pimps are both callous and caring; their prostitutes are by turn vindictive and generous. MORTE DI UN AMICO is an unsettling, powerful, and ultimately very moving film from that fertile period of Italian cinema that brought us L'AVVENTURA, ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, ACCATTONE, and LA DOLCE VITA.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed