Pietro Germi

Pietro Germi

  • Highest Rated: 100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) (1962)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) (1962)
  • Birthday: Sep 14, 1914
  • Birthplace: Genoa, Liguria, Italy
  • Genoa native Pietro Germi briefly attended the Instituto Nautico before entering Rome's Centro Sperimentale di Cinematographia . There he studied acting and directing, supporting himself with a number of bottom-level movie industry jobs. In 1946, he directed his first film, Il Testimone, which he also co-scripted. Almost immediately tagged as a "neorealist," Germi actually had more in common stylistically and thematically with American director John Ford (whom he deeply admired) than his Italian contemporaries. By the mid-1950s, Germi had pretty much abandoned drama in favor of satirical comedy, often utilizing the poverty-stricken regions of Sicily as his backdrop. Germi's Divorce Italian Style (1961) was a huge worldwide box-office hit which earned him an Oscar for "Best Screenplay" (in collaboration with Alfredo Giannetti and Ennio de Concini). In 1965, he was co-recipient of the Cannes festival "Best Picture" award for Signore e signori, released in the U.S. as The Birds, the Bees and the Italians. Pietro Germi's last completed film was Alfredo, Alfredo (1972); he was forced to pull out of his final project, Amici Miei (1975), suffering from the acute hepatitis that would ultimately kill him.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Fuga in Francia Actor 2013
No Score Yet Serafino Director 2011
No Score Yet Amici miei (My Friends) Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Alfredo, Alfredo Screenwriter Director 1972
No Score Yet L' Immorale (Climax) (Too Much for One Man ) Director 1967
No Score Yet Signore & Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians) Producer Screenwriter Director 1965
No Score Yet Seduced and Abandoned Director Screenwriter 1963
100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet La Viaccia (The Lovermakers) Stefano Casamonti 1961
No Score Yet Un Maledetto imbroglio (The Facts of Murder) Director Inspector Ciccio Ingravallo 1959
No Score Yet Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo (The Bandit of Tacca Del Lupo) Screenwriter Director 1957
No Score Yet The Railroad Man (Il ferroviere) Andrea Marcocci Screenwriter Director 1956
No Score Yet Black 13 Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Four Ways Out (La città si difende) Director 1951
No Score Yet Il cammino della speranza (Path of Hope) (The Road to Hope) Director 1950
No Score Yet The Way Of Hope (Il Cammino Della Speranza) Director 1950
No Score Yet In nome della legge Director 1948
No Score Yet Lost Youth (Gioventu Perduta) Director Screenwriter 1948

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