Marco Ferreri

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Former production manager on Italian films of the early 1950s who began his directing career in Spain. Ferreri's films are characterized by an absurd, misanthropic sense of humor as exemplified in his award-winning "The ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1928 in Italy

Filmography

Writer (28)

Dillinger E Morto 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dillinger E Morto 2009 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mafioso 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nitrate Base 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Diary of a Maniac 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Little Apartment 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Carne 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Carne 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

The House of Smiles 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Y'a bon les blancs 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Love You 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Futuro e Donna 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tales of Ordinary Madness 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tales of Ordinary Madness 1983 (Movie)

(From Story)

Storia di Piera 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

(From Story)

Don't Touch the White Woman! 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Grande Bouffe 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

(From Story)

La Cagna 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Ape Woman 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Conjugal Bed 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wheelchair 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (21)

Dillinger E Morto 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Chiedo Asilo 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Nitrate Base 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Diary of a Maniac 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Apartment 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

La Carne 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The House of Smiles 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Y'a bon les blancs 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

I Love You 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Futuro e Donna 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Tales of Ordinary Madness 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Storia di Piera 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Don't Touch the White Woman! 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

La Grande Bouffe 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

La Cagna 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ape Woman 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

The Conjugal Bed 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wheelchair 1958 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (7)

Lui per lei 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sortilegio 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ciao Gulliver 1969 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

The Wind From the East 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pigsty 1968 (Movie)

Hans (Actor)

Il Fischio al nasio 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

Count Ferreri (Actor)
Production Management (2)

The Voice of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Art Department (2)

The House of Smiles 1991 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Y'a bon les blancs 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

Former production manager on Italian films of the early 1950s who began his directing career in Spain. Ferreri's films are characterized by an absurd, misanthropic sense of humor as exemplified in his award-winning "The Wheelchair" (1959), in which a grandfather torments his family until they buy him an electric wheelchair for which he has no need. His exposes of contemporary middle-class mores, and especially sexual relations, continued through the 1960s and 70s with films such as "Queen Bee" (1963), "Dillinger Is Dead" (1968)--considered his masterpiece by most critics--and the notorious "La Grande Bouffe" (1973), in which a group of bored individuals literally eat themselves to death. Ferreri gave a memorable performance as the deaf, murderous art collector in Mario Monicelli's "Casanova '70" (1965).

Relationships

Jacqueline Ferreri

Wife
produced "Ciao maschio" survived him

EDUCATION

Milan Academy

dropped out

Milestones

1996

Final film, "Nitrate Base/Silver Nitrate"

1973

Garnerned international attention with "La Grande Bouffe"; opened the Cannes Film Festival and caused controversy

1968

Acted in "F.B.I. Frank Bertolazzi investigatore", a six-episode Italian TV serial directed by Ugo Tognazzi

1954

Temporarily abandoned cinema and sold optical instruments in Spain

1954

Met Castilian writer, Rafael Fernandez Azcona with whom he collaborated on adaptation of Azcona short story which resulted in first feature film, "El Pisito" (1958)

1950

Began newsreel film magazine DOCUMENTO MENSILE

Directed advertising shorts in the late 1940s

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