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Mario Monicelli

Lowest Rated:   62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
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Birthplace:   Viareggio, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
A history and philosophy student at the Universities of Pisa and Milan, Mario Monicelli first yelled "Roll 'em" (in Italian, of course) when he co-directed a 16-millimeter short subject called I ragazzi dela via Paal (1935), inspired by Ferenc Molnar's The Boys of Paul Street. The film won a Venice Festival prize, whereupon Monicelli embarked on a lengthy apprenticeship as assistant to several of Europe's top directors: Gustav Machaty, Pietro Germi, and a host of others. A scriptwriter from 1944, Monicelli formed a partnership with comedy scrivener Stefano Vanzina, who billed himself as "Steno." The team directed its first feature, Al diavolo la Celebrita, in 1949. Monicelli's first solo effort was Proibito (1954), which like many of his best films dealt with everyday folks who are mired down by their unwillingness to take risks and/or their inability to rise above their simple-minded attitudes. One of his biggest hits was Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), a tale of a "perfect crime" gone awry due to the indecision, ignorance, and ineptitude of its participants. Even when Monicelli's characters are firm in their convictions, they are prone to failure: An excellent example of this is his 1963 drama I compagni (The Conformist), a case history of a labor strike which, like Monicelli's earlier La Grand Guerra (The Great War, 1959) won Venice's Golden Lion Award. Mario Monicelli has also won the Berlin Festival Best Director prizes for 1957's Fathers and Sons, 1976's Caro Michele, and 1982's Il Marchise del Grillo.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Il tradimento (Double Cross)
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet La mortadella (Lady Liberty)
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Caro Michele
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Rossini! Rossini!
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Il medico e lo stregone (Doctor and the Healer)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Totò cerca casa
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Il conte Ugolino (The Iron Swordsman)
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Camera D'albergo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Vogliamo i colonnelli
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Padri e figli (A Tailor's Maid)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Ritratto di mio padre
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet What Do You Know About Me? (Di me cosa ne sai)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Roses of the Desert (Le Rose del deserto)
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Marcello: A Sweet Life
  • Actor
2006
62% Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Old Man with Flowers
2003
No Score Yet Leading Women
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Ciclone, Il, (The Cyclone)
  • Gino
1996
No Score Yet Parenti serpenti (Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations)
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Speriamo che sia femmina (Let's Hope It's a Girl)
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Amici miei atto II (All My Friends Part 2) (My Friends Act II)
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Il marchese del Grillo
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Viaggio con Anita (Lovers & Liars) (Travels with Anita)
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet I Nuovi Mostri (Viva Italia!) (The New Monsters)
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Un borghese piccolo piccolo (A Very Little Man) (An Average Little Man)
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Amici miei (My Friends)
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Brancaleone alle crociate, (Brancaleone at the Crusades)
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Capriccio all'italiana
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet La Ragazza con la Pistola (Girl with a Pistol)
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet L'armata Brancaleone (For Love and Gold)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Casanova '70
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet High Infidelity (alta Infedelta)
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet The Organizer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1963
75% Boccaccio '70
  • Actor
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Passionate Thief
  • Director
1962
89% Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet The Passionate Thief
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1960
No Score Yet Laughs Of Joy (Risate DI Gioia)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1960
No Score Yet La grande guerra
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet Un Eroe Dei Nostri Tempi
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Beautiful But Dangerous (La Donna Piu Bella del Mondo)
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Joyful Laughter
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Unfaithfuls
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet Guardie e ladri (Cops and Robbers)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Vita da cani (A Dog's Life)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet È arrivato il cavaliere!
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Totò e Carolina (Toto and Carolina)
  • Director

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