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Dino Risi
Dino Risi
(23 December 1916 – 7 June 2008) was an Italian film director. With Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Nanni Loy
Nanni Loy
and Ettore Scola, he was one of the masters of Commedia all'italiana. He was born in Milan.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Risi had two brothers, an older brother, Fernando, a cinematographer and a younger brother, Nelo (1920–2015) a director and writer. At the age of twelve, Risi became an orphan and was looked after by relatives and friends of his family.[1] He studied medicine and later became a psychiatrist.[citation needed] Risi started his career in cinema as an assistant director to cinema figures such as Mario Soldati
Mario Soldati
and Alberto Lattuada. Later he began directing his own films and was credited with giving early opportunities to future acting stars such as Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
and Vittorio Gassman.[1] His 1966 film Treasure of San Gennaro
Treasure of San Gennaro
was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film
Film
Festival where it won a Silver Prize.[2] His biggest hits were Poor, But Handsome (Poveri ma belli), followed by two sequels, which he also directed; A Difficult Life (Una vita difficile); The Easy Life
The Easy Life
(Il sorpasso); Opiate '67 or, in a cut version, 15 From Rome
Rome
(I Mostri); and Scent Of A Woman (Profumo di Donna), which was remade by Martin Brest starring Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in 1992. In 2002, he was awarded the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
– Honorary Award (Leone d'oro alla carriera) at the Venice Film
Film
Festival for his life-time work. Two of his films, Il giovedì and Il commissario Lo Gatto, were shown in a retrospective section on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film
Film
Festival.[3] He died on 7 June 2008 at his residence in Rome. He was 91 and is survived by two children, Claudio and Marco (film director).[1] Filmography[edit]

Verso la vita (1947) Vacation with a Gangster
Vacation with a Gangster
(1952) Il viale della speranza
Il viale della speranza
(1953) L'amore in città (episode "Paradiso per 4 ore", 1953) Il segno di Venere
Il segno di Venere
(1955) Pane, amore e...
Pane, amore e...
(1955) Poveri ma belli
Poveri ma belli
(1956) La nonna Sabella
La nonna Sabella
(1957) Belle ma povere
Belle ma povere
(1957) Venezia, la luna e tu
Venezia, la luna e tu
(1959) Il vedovo
Il vedovo
(1959) Poveri milionari
Poveri milionari
(1959) Il mattatore
Il mattatore
(1959) Un amore a Roma
Un amore a Roma
(1960) A porte chiuse
A porte chiuse
(1961) A Difficult Life (Una vita difficile, 1961) The Easy Life
The Easy Life
(Il sorpasso, 1962) March on Rome
Rome
(La marcia su Roma, 1962) Il giovedì (1963) I mostri
I mostri
(1963) Le bambole
Le bambole
(episode "La telefonata", 1965) Il Gaucho
Il Gaucho
(1965) I complessi
I complessi
(episode "Una giornata decisiva", 1965) L'ombrellone
L'ombrellone
(1966) I nostri mariti
I nostri mariti
(episode "Il marito di Attilia", 1966) Operazione San Gennaro
Operazione San Gennaro
(1966) Il Tigre
Il Tigre
(1967) Straziami, ma di baci saziami
Straziami, ma di baci saziami
(1968) Il profeta
Il profeta
(1968) Vedo nudo
Vedo nudo
(1969) Il giovane normale
Il giovane normale
(1969) In nome del popolo italiano
In nome del popolo italiano
(1971) La moglie del prete (1971) Noi donne siamo fatte così
Noi donne siamo fatte così
(1971) Mordi e fuggi (1973) Sessomatto
Sessomatto
(1973) Profumo di donna (1974) The Career of a Chambermaid
The Career of a Chambermaid
(1976) Anima persa
Anima persa
(1977) La stanza del vescovo (1977) I nuovi mostri
I nuovi mostri
(episodes "Con i saluti degli amici", "Tantum ergo", "Pornodiva", "Mammina mammona" and "Senza parole", 1978) Primo amore (1978) Caro papà
Caro papà
(1979) Sono fotogenico (1980) Sunday Lovers/I seduttori della domenica (episode "Roma", 1980) Fantasma d'amore
Fantasma d'amore
(1981) Sesso e volentieri
Sesso e volentieri
(1982) ...e la vita continua (TV, 1984) Dagobert (1984) Scemo di guerra (1985) Teresa (1987) Il commissario Lo Gatto
Il commissario Lo Gatto
(1987) Il vizio di vivere (TV, 1989) Tolgo il disturbo
Tolgo il disturbo
(1990) Vita coi figli
Vita coi figli
(TV, 1990) Giovani e belli
Giovani e belli
(1996) Esercizi di stile (episode "Myriam", 1996)

References[edit]

^ a b c Italian director Dino Risi
Dino Risi
dies, BBC.co.uk; accessed 19 November 2015. ^ "5th Moscow International Film
Film
Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-15.  ^ "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 

External links[edit]

Dino Risi
Dino Risi
on IMDb BBC obituary

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Films directed by Dino Risi

Vacation with a Gangster
Vacation with a Gangster
(1951) Il viale della speranza
Il viale della speranza
(1953) Love in the City (1953) The Sign of Venus
The Sign of Venus
(1955) Scandal in Sorrento
Scandal in Sorrento
(1955) Poor But Beautiful (1957) Pretty But Poor
Pretty But Poor
(1957) Oh! Sabella
Oh! Sabella
(1957) Venice, the Moon and You
Venice, the Moon and You
(1958) Poor Millionaires (1958) The Widower (1959) Love and Larceny (1960) Love in Rome
Rome
(1960) A Difficult Life (1961) Behind Closed Doors (1961) The Easy Life
The Easy Life
(1962) March on Rome
Rome
(1962) I mostri
I mostri
(1963) The Thursday
The Thursday
(1964) The Dolls (1965) The Gaucho (1965) Complexes (1965) Weekend, Italian Style
Weekend, Italian Style
(1965) I nostri mariti
I nostri mariti
(1966) Treasure of San Gennaro
Treasure of San Gennaro
(1966) The Tiger and the Pussycat
The Tiger and the Pussycat
(1967) Mr. Kinky (1968) Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses
Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses
(1968) I See Naked
I See Naked
(1969) Normal Young Man
Normal Young Man
(1969) The Priest's Wife
The Priest's Wife
(1970) That's How We Women Are
That's How We Women Are
(1971) In the Name of the Italian People
In the Name of the Italian People
(1971) Dirty Weekend (1973) How Funny Can Sex Be?
How Funny Can Sex Be?
(1973) Scent of a Woman (1974) The Career of a Chambermaid
The Career of a Chambermaid
(1976) The Forbidden Room (1977) The Bishop's Bedroom
The Bishop's Bedroom
(1977) Viva Italia! (1977) First Love (1978) Dear Father (1979) I'm Photogenic
I'm Photogenic
(1980) Sunday Lovers
Sunday Lovers
(1980) Fantasma d'amore
Fantasma d'amore
(1981) Sesso e volentieri
Sesso e volentieri
(1982) Good King Dagobert
Good King Dagobert
(1984) Madman at War
Madman at War
(1985) Il commissario Lo Gatto
Il commissario Lo Gatto
(1986) Teresa (1987) I'll Be Going Now
I'll Be Going Now
(1990) Vita coi figli
Vita coi figli
(1990) Poor But Beautiful (1996)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Director

1956–1980

Gianni Franciolini
Gianni Franciolini
(1956) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1957) Alberto Lattuada
Alberto Lattuada
(1959) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1961) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(1962) Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(1963) Pietro Germi (1964) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
/ Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(1965) Alessandro Blasetti / Pietro Germi (1966) Luigi Comencini
Luigi Comencini
(1967) Carlo Lizzani
Carlo Lizzani
(1968) Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
(1969) Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo
(1970) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1971) Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
/ Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone
(1972) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1973) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1974) Dino Risi
Dino Risi
(1975) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
/ Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1976) Valerio Zurlini / Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1977) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1978) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1979) Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo
/ Marco Bellocchio
Marco Bellocchio
(1980)

1981–2000

Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1981) Marco Ferreri
Marco Ferreri
(1982) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
(1983) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1984) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1985) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1986) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1987) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1988) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(1989) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1990) Marco Risi
Marco Risi
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1991) Gianni Amelio
Gianni Amelio
(1992) Roberto Faenza
Roberto Faenza
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1993) Carlo Verdone
Carlo Verdone
(1994) Mario Martone
Mario Martone
(1995) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1996) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1999) Silvio Soldini (2000)

2001–present

Gabriele Muccino (2001) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(2002) Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
(2003) Marco Tullio Giordana (2004) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2005) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2006) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2007) Andrea Molaioli (2008) Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone
(2009) Marco Bellocchio
Marco Bellocchio
(2010) Daniele Luchetti (2011) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
(2012) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2013) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2014) Francesco Munzi (2015) Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone
(2016)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 19761937 LCCN: n86837201 ISNI: 0000 0000 6301 630X GND: 119178699 SUDOC: 033047677 BNF: cb12395363r (data) ICCU: ITICCUCFIV32218 BNE: XX1023719 SN

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