Elio Petri

Director, Critic
Former critic who turned out a handful of documentaries and contributed to the scripts of several films (notably by Guiseppe De Santis) before directing his first feature in 1961. Petri used stylish visuals and a knack ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1929 in Italy

Filmography

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Buone Notizie 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buone Notizie 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Buone Notizie 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

La Proprieta' non e piu' un furto 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Proprieta' non e piu' un furto 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

La Classe Operaia Va In Paradise 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Classe Operaia Va In Paradise 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

A Quiet Place in the Country 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Quiet Place in the Country 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

We Still Kill the Old Way 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

We Still Kill the Old Way 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Maestro di Vigevano 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lady Killer of Rome 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lady Killer of Rome 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hunchback of Rome 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road a Year Long 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Giorni d'Amore 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Former critic who turned out a handful of documentaries and contributed to the scripts of several films (notably by Guiseppe De Santis) before directing his first feature in 1961. Petri used stylish visuals and a knack for finely-paced storytelling to communicate his pointed social and political satire. His best films include "The Tenth Victim" (1965), a futuristic fantasy in which men and women are trained to kill each other for sport; "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" (1970), an Oscar-winning parable about a Fascist police chief; and "Lulu the Tool" (1972), a complex and absorbing account of a factory worker's political awakening.

EDUCATION

Rome University

Milestones

Began career as film critic for L'UNITA, a Communist daily newspaper

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