Marco Ferreri

Highest Rated: 96% Mafioso (1964)
Lowest Rated: 56% Porcile (1969)
Birthday: May 11, 1928
Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Savage, grotesque, funny, original, disturbing. All can be used to describe the social satires of Italian filmmaker Marco Ferreri. After having assisted on numerous Italian productions in the '50s, Ferreri began directing and co-scripting films in Spain in 1958. In Italy he made a reputation for offbeat and acidic satires of contemporary life, with such early-'60s films as L'Ape Regina/The Conjugal Bed and La Donna Scimmia/The Ape Woman (1963). After the tour-de-force of Dillinger E Morto/Dillinger is Dead in 1969, his work turned even more savage, most notably his '70s films La Grande Bouffe (1973), a Swiftian account of four men eating themselves to death; La Derniere Femme/The Last Woman (1976), a shocking exploration of changing sexual roles starring Gerard Depardieu; and Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981), a bizarre adaptation of the memoirs of Charles Bukowski. In 1992, Ferreri's La Casa del Sorriso/House of Smiles, a tale of romance and sexual liaisons in an old folks home, won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 1991 Berlin Film Festival. Throughout his career, Ferreri believed that the cinema was the one place where people from all of life's walk could be equal and so made movies for the masses. Near the end of his life, Ferreri was deeply troubled by the death of the grand old movie houses and by the trend to make artier films for more elite audiences. He expressed his views in his final film, Nitrato D'Argento (1996), a retrospective of cinema that made compelling arguments for his case. Ferreri died of heart failure in a Paris hospital on May 9, 1997. He was 69.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet L'Udienza (The Audience) (Papal Audience) Director 2006
No Score Yet Nitrato d'Argento (Nitrate Base) Director 1996
No Score Yet Diario di un Vizio (Diary of a Maniac) Director 1993
No Score Yet La carne (The Flesh) Director 1991
No Score Yet Le Banquet Director 1989
No Score Yet Come Sono Buoni i Bianchi (How Good the Whites Are) Director 1988
No Score Yet La Casa del Sorriso (The House of Smiles) Director Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema Actor 1987
No Score Yet I Love You Director 1986
No Score Yet Il Futuro è Donna (The Future Is Woman) Director Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera) Director 1983
No Score Yet Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness) Director 1981
No Score Yet Chiedo Asilo (Seeking Asylum) Director 1979
No Score Yet Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey) Screenwriter Director 1978
No Score Yet Yerma Director 1978
No Score Yet La dernière femme (The Last Woman) Director 1976
No Score Yet Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!) Director The reporter 1974
64% The Big Feast (La Grande Bouffe) Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet Liza (Love to Eternity) Screenwriter Director 1972
No Score Yet Il Seme dell'Uomo (The Seed of Man) Director Screenwriter 1970
75% Dillinger è Morto (Dillinger is Dead) Screenwriter Director 1969
56% Porcile Hans Günther 1969
No Score Yet L'harem (Her Harem) (The Harem) Director Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet Corrida! Director 1966
No Score Yet Casanova '70 Count Ferreri 1965
No Score Yet Marcia Nuziale (The Wedding March) Director 1965
No Score Yet Oggi, domani, dopodomani (Kiss the Other Sheik) (The Man, the Woman and the Money) segment "L'uomo dei 5 palloni" Director 1965
No Score Yet L'Uomo dei Cinque Palloni (Break Up) (The Man with the Balloons) Director 1965
No Score Yet La Donna Scimmia (The Ape Woman) Director Screenwriter 1964
96% Mafioso Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Controsesso (Countersex) Director 1964
No Score Yet The Conjugal Bed (L'Ape Regina) Director Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet Le Italiane e l'Amore (Latin Lovers) Director 1961
No Score Yet El Cochecito (The Little Coach) (The Wheelchair) Director 1960
No Score Yet El Pisito (The Little Apartment) Director Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Los Chicos Director 1959
No Score Yet L'Amore in città (Love in the City) Actor 1956


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