Dino Risi

Birthday: Dec 23, 1916
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Italian director and screenwriter Dino Risi first worked as a psychiatrist before entering cinema as a film critic and screenwriter. In the early '40s, he briefly worked as an assistant director; toward the end of WWII, Risi was detained in Switzerland where he studied under filmmaker Jacques Feyder. When he returned to Italy, he began making short documentaries, and by the early '50s had completely abandoned psychiatry to direct feature films, where he was noted for his ability to use Neapolitan-style humor to comment upon social situations in Italy, most particularly the plight of the poor. In addition to directing, Risi co-authored the stories and screenplays for most of his films. He died at age 91 in 2008.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Pane, amore e..... (Scandal in Sorrento) Director 2015
No Score Yet Un amore a Roma (Love in Rome) Director 2013
No Score Yet Il segno di Venere (The Sign of Venus) Director 2013
No Score Yet Oh! Sabella (La Nonna Sabella) Director 2012
No Score Yet L'ombrellone (Weekend, Italian Style) Director 2011
No Score Yet Running Away Director 1989
No Score Yet Le bon roi Dagobert (Good King Dagobert) Director 1984
No Score Yet Sesso e volentieri Director 1982
No Score Yet Fantasma d'amore Director Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet I Nuovi Mostri (Viva Italia!) (The New Monsters) Director 1977
No Score Yet The Bishop's Bedroom (La stanza del vescovo) Director 1977
No Score Yet Anima persa (Lost Soul) (The Forbidden Room) Screenwriter Director 1977
No Score Yet Profumo di Donna (Scent of a Woman) (That Female Scent) Director Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Sessomatto (How Funny Can Sex Be?) Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet In nome del popolo italiano (In the Name of the Italian People) Director 1971
No Score Yet The Priest's Wife Screenwriter Director 1971
No Score Yet Vedo nudo (I See Naked) Director 1969
No Score Yet The Prophet Director 1968
No Score Yet The Tiger and the Pussycat Director 1967
No Score Yet The Treasure of San Gennaro Director Screenwriter 1966
No Score Yet Bambole Director 1965
No Score Yet The Thursday (Il Giovedi) Director 1964
No Score Yet I Mostri Director 1963
No Score Yet Il giovedì Director 1963
86% The Easy Life (Il sorpasso) Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet Una Vita Difficile Director 1961
No Score Yet Il Vedovo Director 1961
No Score Yet Il mattatore (Love and Larceny) Director 1960
No Score Yet Poor Millionaires (Poveri milionari) Director 1959
No Score Yet Venezia, la luna e tu (Venice, the Moon and You) Director 1959
No Score Yet Poveri ma belli (Poor But Beautiful) Director Screenwriter
No Score Yet La marcia su Roma (March on Rome) Director
No Score Yet Il Viale Della Speranza Director
No Score Yet Straziami, ma di baci saziami (Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses) Director


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