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Also Known As: Died: May 9, 1997
Born: May 11, 1928 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, producer, journalist, liquor salesman, advertising agent

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Former production manager on Italian films of the early 1950s who began his directing career in Spain. Ferreri's films are characterized by an absurd, misanthropic sense of humor as exemplified in his award-winning "The Wheelchair" (1959), in which a grandfather torments his family until they buy him an electric wheelchair for which he has no need. His exposes of contemporary middle-class mores, and especially sexual relations, continued through the 1960s and 70s with films such as "Queen Bee" (1963), "Dillinger Is Dead" (1968)--considered his masterpiece by most critics--and the notorious "La Grande Bouffe" (1973), in which a group of bored individuals literally eat themselves to death. Ferreri gave a memorable performance as the deaf, murderous art collector in Mario Monicelli's "Casanova '70" (1965).

Former production manager on Italian films of the early 1950s who began his directing career in Spain. Ferreri's films are characterized by an absurd, misanthropic sense of humor as exemplified in his award-winning "The Wheelchair" (1959), in which a grandfather torments his family until they buy him an electric wheelchair for which he has no need. His exposes of contemporary middle-class mores, and especially sexual relations, continued through the 1960s and 70s with films such as "Queen Bee" (1963), "Dillinger Is Dead" (1968)--considered his masterpiece by most critics--and the notorious "La Grande Bouffe" (1973), in which a group of bored individuals literally eat themselves to death. Ferreri gave a memorable performance as the deaf, murderous art collector in Mario Monicelli's "Casanova '70" (1965).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Dillinger is Dead (2009) Director
2.
  Nitrate Base (1996) Director
3.
  Chiedo Asilo (1996) Director
4.
  Diary of a Maniac (1993) Director
5.
  Carne, La (1991) Director
6.
  House of Smiles, The (1991) Director
7.
  Y'a bon les blancs (1988) Director
8.
  I Love You (1986) Director
9.
  Il Futuro e Donna (1984) Director
10.

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lui per lei (1971)
2.
3.
 Pigsty (1969) Hans
4.
 Casanova '70 (1965) Count Ferreri
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Directed advertising shorts in the late 1940s
1950:
Began newsreel film magazine DOCUMENTO MENSILE
1954:
Temporarily abandoned cinema and sold optical instruments in Spain
1954:
Met Castilian writer, Rafael Fernandez Azcona with whom he collaborated on adaptation of Azcona short story which resulted in first feature film, "El Pisito" (1958)
1969:
Acted in "F.B.I. Frank Bertolazzi investigatore", a six-episode Italian TV serial directed by Ugo Tognazzi
1973:
Garnerned international attention with "La Grande Bouffe"; opened the Cannes Film Festival and caused controversy
1996:
Final film, "Nitrate Base/Silver Nitrate"
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Education

Milan Academy: -

Notes

". . . society is finished. The values that once existed no longer exist. The family, the bourgeoisie--I'm talking about values, morals, economic relationships--they no longer serve a purpose. My films are reactions translated into images. The Roman Empire is over. We are entering the new Middle Ages. What interests me are moments when the world is dissolving and exploding." --Marco Ferreri ("The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers" 1984)

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wife:
Jacqueline Ferreri. Producer. Produced "Ciao maschio"; survived him.

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