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Franco Castellano is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Italien born on 20 june 1925 at Rome (Italie)

Franco Castellano

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Birth name Franco Castellano
Nationality Italie
Birth 20 june 1925 at Rome (Italie)
Death 28 december 1999 (at 74 years) at Rome (Italie)

Franco Castellano (20 June 1925 – 28 December 1999) was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 94 films between 1958 and 1997. He also directed 21 films between 1964 and 1992. His 1984 film Il ragazzo di campagna was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

He was born and died in Rome, Italy.

Biography

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Filmography of Franco Castellano (78 films)

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Actor

Barabbas
Barabbas (2014)
, 3h20
Directed by Roger Young
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Billy Zane, Cristiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro, Anna Valle, Hristo Chopov, Franco Castellano
Roles Pietro
Rating54% 2.713852.713852.713852.713852.71385
Barabbas ou Jésus Barabbas (littéralement « fils du père » ou « Jésus, fils du père », respectivement) est une figure dans le récit de la Passion du Christ, dans laquelle il est le insurrectionnels qui Pontius Pilate libéré à la fête de la Pâque en Jérusalem, au lieu de Jésus-Christ.
Rose's Songs, 1h38
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Franco Castellano, Maia Morgenstern, Ildikó Bánsági, Đoko Rosić, Zoltán Gera, Piroska Molnár
Rating60% 3.002393.002393.002393.002393.00239
Autumn 1944. Yellow star, ghettos, Arrow Cross terror. The inhabitants of Hungary's capital, Budapest, await the tragic fulfilment of their fate with helpless resignation. However, above one of the city's villas, once a week in the evening the stars of hope sparkle, if only for a few minutes. This short time gives fresh heart to those hiding here and kindles hope in their tortured souls to live for another day. This mysterious power is none other than a beautiful song that can be heard at such times from the villa's tower room. Géza Halász, the villa's always jovial caretaker, believes no Jew has reason to fear while the owner of the voice, Imre Rose, the world-famous opera singer and a Jew himself, remains in Budapest and does not flee from the country in spite of his American, British, Swiss, Swedish and Vatican connections. Halász visits the singer every Friday to dine with him. After a while the marvellous, hope-inspiring concert starts, which is listened to by the hiding inhabitants of the house with enraptured faces through the villa's open dumb waiter. Already in the "palmy years of peacetime" Rose had competed with Csortos, the famous actor, for the title of "Budapest's Greatest Misanthrope". Thus it does not surprise anybody that the eccentric singer never, not even once, tries to make contact with his fellow Jews who took refuge in his house. And when Halász recounts that the singer swore within an hour of the Arrow Cross's seizing power that he would not utter a single word nor cross the threshold of his tower room until "Andrássy Avenue has been purged of this Arrow Cross scum", even the slightest suspicion about Rose's "invisibility" vanishes. Only a fourteen-year-old boy, Tommy, the caretaker's son, listens to the weekly song with curiosity combined with suspicion, and tries to find out about the secret of the tower room. As a result of the adolescent's persistent and undaunted inquiries, the opera singer's mystery is unveiled. Meanwhile, however, almost unnoticed, the events of the calamitous days, filled with excitement and cheerfulness, turn the boy into a truly adult man. The story of THE SONGS OF RÓZSA is based on true events.

Director

Department Store, 1h50
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Paolo Villaggio, Laura Antonelli, Michele Placido, Renato Pozzetto, Massimo Boldi
Rating56% 2.8143452.8143452.8143452.8143452.814345
Dans les Grands Magasins se mêlent différents personnages et diverses histoires.
Il Ragazzo di Campagna, 1h32
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Clara Colosimo, Enzo Garinei, Massimo Boldi, Enzo Cannavale, Franco Diogene
Rating67% 3.397443.397443.397443.397443.39744
Artemio (Pozzetto) has always lived in the countryside of Lombardy, inept in any other way in the world except dig the earth. When he turns 40, he realixes he has never had other experiences and jobs nor lived in a city, so he moves to the big and chaotic city of Milan to seek for a job. There he meets his cousin (Massimo Boldi), a trickster who gets him in trouble. When Artemio manages to escape from the police, he falls in love with a beautiful girl, but the distance between his countryside ways and mindset and those of the Milanese girl makes it impossible for the two to create a stable relationship. Disappointed by his failures, Artemio finally returns to the country after recovering the money needed for the family.
Special Features: Handsome, 1h36
Directed by Sergio Martino, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Lino Banfi, Gianni Bonagura, Licinia Lentini, Anna Kanakis, Tiberio Murgia
Rating68% 3.4319353.4319353.4319353.4319353.431935
Oronzo Canà, a down-on-his-luck manager with a far from stellar resumé, is hired as the coach of a small football team in northern Italy, called "Lombard" ("Longobarda"), which have just secured a spot in the prestigious Serie A.
Special Features: Handsome
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Gianni Bonagura, Anna Kanakis, Jean Sorel, Tiberio Murgia, Angela Finocchiaro
Rating61% 3.089783.089783.089783.089783.08978
Un séduisant quadragénaire multiplie les conquêtes féminines et fait régulièrement appel à sa jeune voisine lorsqu’il veut se débarrasser de trop envahissantes maîtresses. La demoiselle se fait passer pour sa fille et chasse les indésirables.
Special Features: Handsome
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Anna Kanakis, Gianni Bonagura, Tiberio Murgia
Rating60% 3.0419253.0419253.0419253.0419253.041925
Un séduisant quadragénaire multiplie les conquêtes féminines et fait régulièrement appel à sa jeune voisine lorsqu’il veut se débarrasser de trop envahissantes maîtresses. La demoiselle se fait passer pour sa fille et chasse les indésirables.
Grand Hotel Excelsior, 1h54
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Castellano et Pipolo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Enrico Montesano, Diego Abatantuono, Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Tiberio Murgia
Rating58% 2.918392.918392.918392.918392.91839
Le Grand Hotel de Stresa, dirigé par Taddeus, célèbre sa cinquantième année d’activité avec un accueil somptueux et des invités extravagants et pittoresques…
Ace
Ace (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Edwige Fenech, Renato Salvatori, Sylva Koscina, Pippo Santonastaso, Dino Cassio
Rating63% 3.1865753.1865753.1865753.1865753.186575
Asso, an ace poker player, has just married his long-time love, Silvia, the most coveted woman in his neighborhood. For her sake, he promises to give up poker, but the unexpected arrival of a notorious player in town and his wife's permission push him into one last game, which he wins. But as he tries to return home the following morning, he is apprehended by the Killer, one of his closer acquaintances, who has been hired to do away with Asso himself.
Madly in Love, 1h42
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mario Cecchi Gori, Adriano Celentano, Ornella Muti, Adolfo Celi, Dino Cassio, Enzo Garinei
Rating68% 3.4390953.4390953.4390953.4390953.439095
Cristina, the princess of a fictional monarchical state named San Tulipe, is visiting Rome with her father, Gustavo VI, who is trying to appeal to Italy's national bank for a loan to buoy his country's financial crisis. Bored and rebellious, Cristina sneaks away from the embassy and decides to engage in a sightseeing tour of the city. On the bus she takes, Cristina meets the driver Barnaba Cecchini, who instantly falls in love with her.
The Taming of the Scoundrel, 1h42
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Adriano Celentano, Ornella Muti, Pippo Santonastaso, Milly Carlucci, Sandro Ghiani, Edith Peters
Rating75% 3.787893.787893.787893.787893.78789
Adriano Celentano plays the part of Elia, a well-to-do and witty farmer who is, however, a somewhat grumpy loner who specifically resists his housekeeper Mamie's efforts to marry him off to a nice girl. One stormy night, however, a beautiful young lady named Lisa is forced to stop at his farmstead because her car has broken down while she was on her way to her fiancé. Intrigued by Elia's personality, she decides to stay and make the grumpy farmer come out of his rough shell, an intention which in time develops into genuine affection.
My Wife is a Witch
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Eleonora Giorgi, Helmut Berger, Lia Tanzi, Sandro Ghiani, Rita Calderoni
Rating60% 3.037143.037143.037143.037143.03714
The spirit of Finnicella, a witch burned at the stake, is liberated. She immediately goes on the trail of a descendant of the cardinal who ordered his death, Emilio, a stock broker. Nevertheless, her plans for revenge will collide with love.
Velvet Hands, 1h40
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Castellano et Pipolo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Adriano Celentano, Eleonora Giorgi, Olga Karlatos, Ania Pieroni, Pietro Tordi, John Sharp
Rating63% 3.1978453.1978453.1978453.1978453.197845
Adriano Celentano performs the role of Guido Quiller, the inventor and main patent propietor of a virtually indestructible type of armored glass which is used to secure jewelry shop windows. The success of this merchandise occurs at the chagrin of several influential insurance companies, chiefly the La Suisse Assurance in Geneva, who see their winnings from one of their most profitable income niches dwindling, and they attempt to gain the patent to the invention and then get rid of it altogether. As it so happens, Guido lives enstranged from his wife Petula, the other patent holder to the glass, who would be more accessible to the insurance companies' offers. Her condition for the divorce from Guido would be that he should transfer all his exclusive rights to the production of the Quiller glass - and thereby his whole fortune - to her, whereupon she would sell them to the Swiss Assurance and gain a princely monetary compensation in return.