Elio Petri

Birthday: Jan 29, 1929
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Italian filmmaker Elio Petri got his start working as a film critic for the communist newspaper L'Unita. Prior to that he had earned a degree in literature from Rome University. As a director, he started out making documentaries and co-penning scripts, primarily for De Santis. Petri made his feature-film directorial debut in 1961 with Assassin. He subsequently became known for making stylish, tightly woven sociopolitical satires that include The Tenth Victim (1965), his Academy Award-winning Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), and Lulu the Tool, which was awarded the Grand Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.

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No Score Yet Good News (Le buone notizie) Producer Screenwriter Director 1979
No Score Yet Todo Modo Director Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet La proprietà non è più un furto (Property Is No Longer a Theft) Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet La Classe Operaia va in Paradiso (The Working Class Goes to Heaven) (Lulu the Tool) Director Screenwriter 1971
100% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Screenwriter Director 1970
No Score Yet A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto di campagna) Screenwriter Director 1968
No Score Yet A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way) Director 1967
78% The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim) Director Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet High Infidelity (alta Infedelta) Director 1965
No Score Yet I Giorni contati Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet The Assassin (L'assassino) Screenwriter Director 1961
No Score Yet I Sette Contadini Director


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