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Also Known As: Died: August 15, 1991
Born: January 2, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, screenwriter, actor, playwright, engineer

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One of the first students at Rome's famed cinema school, Zampa worked as a scenarist before making his directorial bow with "L'Attore Scomparso" in 1941. Although he began working early in the fascist era on "white telephone" comedies, Zampa reached his creative peak during the post-war neorealist movement with such films as "Vivere in Pace"/"Live in Peace" (1946) and "Processo alla Citta" (1952). Zampa's best films combine social realism with light satire, and his heroes are frequently workers suffering under government bureaucracy or corruption. A working-class woman (Anna Magnani) leads a protest against city officials in "Angelina" (1947); "Difficult Years" (1948) deals with an office worker's attempts to please his fascist employers; and "City on Trial" (1952) condemns a government controlled by the Mafia. "L'Arte di Arrangiarsi/The Art of Making Do" (1954) was the first in a series of films that continued through the 1970s, in which comedian Alberto Sordi portrayed cynical opportunists, petty thieves or corrupt public servants.

One of the first students at Rome's famed cinema school, Zampa worked as a scenarist before making his directorial bow with "L'Attore Scomparso" in 1941. Although he began working early in the fascist era on "white telephone" comedies, Zampa reached his creative peak during the post-war neorealist movement with such films as "Vivere in Pace"/"Live in Peace" (1946) and "Processo alla Citta" (1952). Zampa's best films combine social realism with light satire, and his heroes are frequently workers suffering under government bureaucracy or corruption. A working-class woman (Anna Magnani) leads a protest against city officials in "Angelina" (1947); "Difficult Years" (1948) deals with an office worker's attempts to please his fascist employers; and "City on Trial" (1952) condemns a government controlled by the Mafia. "L'Arte di Arrangiarsi/The Art of Making Do" (1954) was the first in a series of films that continued through the 1970s, in which comedian Alberto Sordi portrayed cynical opportunists, petty thieves or corrupt public servants.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Tigers in Lipstick (1978) Director
2.
  Letti Selvaggi (1978) Director
3.
  Il Mostro (1977)
4.
  Gente di rispetto (1975) Director
5.
7.
  Anyone Can Play (1968) Director
8.
  Anni ruggenti (1962) Director
9.
  Love Specialist, The (1958) Director
10.
  Woman Of Rome (1954) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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1928:
Gave up engineering studies
1938:
Screenwriting debut
1938:
Began writing scripts and working as an assistant director with Max Neufeld's "A Thousand Lire a Month", "Mario Soldati's "Dora Nelson", Carlo Ludovico Bregaglia's "A Sea of Trouble" and Camillo Mastrocinque's "The Dance of Millions"
1941:
Film directing debut (also co-writer), "L'attore Scomparso"
1946:
First international success, "To Live in Peace"
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Education

Santa Cecilia Academy: -
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia: - 1935 - 1938

Bibliography close complete biography

"Il Successo/Success"
"Sazio Di Giorni/Full f Days"

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