Elio Petri (1929–1982)


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Elio Petri was born on January 29, 1929 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Eraclio Petri. He was a writer and director, known for Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), We Still Kill the Old Way (1967) and Lulu the Tool (1971). He was married to Paola Pegoraro. He died on November 10, 1982 in Rome. See full bio »

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(age 53) in Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1979 Good News (story and screenplay)
 1978 Le mani sporche (TV Mini-Series) (translation and adaptation - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (translation and adaptation)
 1976 Todo modo (screenplay)
 1973 Property Is No Longer a Theft (story and screenplay)
 1971 Lulu the Tool (story & screenplay)
 1970 Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (Documentary) (segment "Tre ipotesi sulla morte di Giuseppe Pinelli", uncredited)
 1970 Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (story and screenplay)
 1968 A Quiet Place in the Country (screenplay and dialogue) / (story)
 1967 We Still Kill the Old Way (screenplay)
 1965 The 10th Victim (screenplay)
 1964 High Infidelity (segment "Peccato nel pomeriggio")
 1963 The Teacher from Vigevano (adaptation)
 1963 The Monsters (screenplay - as Petri) / (story - as Petri)
 1962 His Days Are Numbered (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 The Assassin (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Il gobbo (story)
 1960 Vento del Sud (screenplay)
 1960 L'impiegato (screenplay) / (story)
 1959 Le notti dei Teddy Boys (writer)
 1959 Sunset in Naples (screenplay) / (story)
 1959 Train Without a Timetable (writer)
 1958 The Year Long Road (writer)
 1958 Piece of the Sky (screenplay)
 1957 Men and Wolves (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Days of Love (story and screenplay)
 1954 Angels of Darkness (screenplay)
 1953 Nasce un campione (Documentary short) (written by)
 1953 A Husband for Anna (screenplay)
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Elio Montesti | Petri
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[about His Days Are Numbered (1962)] When I asked Goffredo Lombardo to produced the movie, I gave the names of three actors for the main role: Totò, Jean Gabin, Salvo Randone. He chose Randone because it was the cheapest choice, obviously.

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Member of the Italian Communist Party until 1957. See more »

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Often worked with actor Gian Maria Volontè. See more »

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Aquarius

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