Antonio Pietrangeli: Italian film director and screenwriter (1919 - 1968) | Biography
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Antonio Pietrangeli
Italian film director and screenwriter

Antonio Pietrangeli

Antonio Pietrangeli
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Intro Italian film director and screenwriter
Was Film director Actor Screenwriter
From Italy
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 19 January 1919, Rome
Death 12 July 1968, Gaeta (aged 49 years)
Children: Paolo Pietrangeli
Antonio Pietrangeli
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Antonio Pietrangeli (born 19 January 1919 in Rome, died 12 July 1968 in Gaeta) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Pietrangeli was a major practitioner of the Commedia all'italiana genre.


He started writing film reviews for famous Italian cinema magazines such as Bianco e Nero and Cinema. As a screenwriter, Pietrangeli's work included Ossessione directed by Visconti, Fabiola by Blasetti, Europa '51 by Rossellini, and La lupa by Lattuada.

His directing debut was Il sole negli occhi (1953). Career highlights include Io la conoscevo bene (1965) and Adua e le compagne (1960). He won Nastro d'Argento for Best Director for Io la conoscevo bene.

He drowned in the Gulf of Gaeta in 1968 while working on Come, quando, perché, which was completed by Valerio Zurlini.


  • Il sole negli occhi (1953)
  • Girandola 1910 – Episode of Amori di mezzosecolo (1953)
  • Lo scapolo (1955)
  • March's Child (1957)
  • It Happened in Rome (Souvenir d’Italie) (1957)
  • Adua e le compagne (1960)
  • Ghosts of Rome (Fantasmi a Roma) (1961)
  • La parmigiana (1963)
  • La visita (1963)
  • The Magnificent Cuckold (Il magnifico cornuto) (1964)
  • Io la conoscevo bene (1965)
  • Fata Marta – Episodio de Le fate (1966)
  • How, When and with Whom (Come, quando, perché) (1969)

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