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Born: July 24, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bergamo, Lombardy, IT Profession: director, producer, clerk

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A largely unheralded director, Olmi is known for his simple technical style and concern for the issues facing working people have made his films poetic insights into human strength and integrity. Olmi's parents were peasants who moved to the city to find jobs. For several years, his mother worked for the Edison-Volta company, where Olmi landed his first job as a clerk. Through his participation in company theater and film events, he was eventually put in charge of Edison's film department.

A largely unheralded director, Olmi is known for his simple technical style and concern for the issues facing working people have made his films poetic insights into human strength and integrity. Olmi's parents were peasants who moved to the city to find jobs. For several years, his mother worked for the Edison-Volta company, where Olmi landed his first job as a clerk. Through his participation in company theater and film events, he was eventually put in charge of Edison's film department.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Terra Madre (2009)
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  Tickets (2005)
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  Profession of Arms, The (2001) Director
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  Lungo il Fiume (1992) Director
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  Cammina Cammina (1983) Director

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Made shorts and documentaries for the electrical firm, Edisonvolta
1959:
Made first feature (semi-documentary), "Time Stood Still"
1961:
Formed "22 December" production company with Tullio Kezich and others
1963:
Began working for Italian TV
1978:
Filmed most important film to date, "The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli)"
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Career interrupted by illness
1988:
Returned to filmmaking with "L'Anniversaire de Madame"
2001:
Helmed "The Profession of Arms"
2003:
Wrote and directed "Cantando dietro i paraventi"
2007:
Directed the film "Centochiodi"
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Education

Accademia d'Arte Drammatica: -

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