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Also Known As: Died: January 10, 2015
Born: November 15, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, screenwriter, radio reporter, print illustrator, assistant director

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Leading figure in political cinema of the 1960s who began his film career as an assistant (along with Franco Zeffirelli) on Visconti's "La Terra Trema" (1948). Rosi then worked in a similar capacity for figures such as Antonioni and Monicelli, and contributed to the scripts of several films, before taking over the direction of "Red Shirts" (1952) after Goffredo Alessandrini had quit the project.

Leading figure in political cinema of the 1960s who began his film career as an assistant (along with Franco Zeffirelli) on Visconti's "La Terra Trema" (1948). Rosi then worked in a similar capacity for figures such as Antonioni and Monicelli, and contributed to the scripts of several films, before taking over the direction of "Red Shirts" (1952) after Goffredo Alessandrini had quit the project.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Truce, The (1997) Director
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  Palermo Connection, The (1991) Director
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  Tre fratelli, I (1987) Director
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  Bizet's Carmen (1984) Director
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  Context, The (1976) Director
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  Lucky Luciano (1973) Director
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  Mattei Affair, The (1972) Director
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  Senso (1968) Assistant Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Words In Progress (2004) Himself
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1944:
Actor, writer and director for Radio Naples
1946:
Moved to Rome as assistant director of Theater Quirino
1948:
Hired by Visconti as assistant director on "The Earth Trembles"
1951:
Co-screenwriter of Luciano Emmer's "Parigi e sempre parigi"
1952:
Completed direction of "Red Shirts" after original director, Goffredo Alessandrini, quit
1956:
Technical director and co-adaptor of Vittorio Gassman's "Kean"
1958:
First film as solo director, "The Challenge"
1972:
Helmed the award-winning "The Mattei Affair"
1981:
Directed the Oscar-nominated foreign language film "Three Brothers"
1984:
Helmed "Carmen", an adaptation of Bizet's opera
1990:
Was director of the action film "The Palermo Connection"
1996:
Released "The Truce" after spending ten years making the film
2005:
Was given an Honorary Degree in "Urban and Environmental Planning" by the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria.
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