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Pietro Germi

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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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

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