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Also Known As: Died: May 16, 1997
Born: February 11, 1917 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, screenwriter, assistant director, writer

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Film critic and early advocate of Italian Neorealism who turned to directing after co-writing several films, notably Luchino Visconti's first feature "Ossessione" (1942). "Bitter Rice" (1949) remains De Santis' best known work, a somber but sexy study of female rice pickers in the Po Valley starring Silvana Mangano.

Film critic and early advocate of Italian Neorealism who turned to directing after co-writing several films, notably Luchino Visconti's first feature "Ossessione" (1942). "Bitter Rice" (1949) remains De Santis' best known work, a somber but sexy study of female rice pickers in the Po Valley starring Silvana Mangano.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Italiano brava gente (1965) Director
3.
  Garconniere, La (1960) Director
4.
  Road a Year Long, The (1958) Director
5.
  Riso Amaro (1949) Director

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First made his name as a critic for "Cinema," where other writers included Michelangelo Antonioni and Luchino Visconti
1942:
Co-wrote first film, "Ossessione"
1947:
Film directing debut, "Caccia tragica/Tragic Hunt"
1972:
Made final film "An Appreciated Profession with an Unlikely Future"
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Education

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia: -

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wife:
Giovanna Valeri. Married in 1943; survived him.

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brother:
Pasqualino De Santis. Director of photography. Born 1927; died 1996.

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