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Franco Ferrini is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Unit Manager Italien born on 5 january 1944 at La Spezia (Italie)

Franco Ferrini

Franco Ferrini
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Nationality Italie
Birth 5 january 1944 (80 years) at La Spezia (Italie)

Franco Ferrini, né le 5 janvier 1944 à La Spezia dans la province du même nom dans la région de la Ligurie en Italie, est un réalisateur et un scénariste italien. Il est notamment connu pour sa participation à l'écriture du scénario du film Il était une fois en Amérique (Once Upon a Time in America) de Sergio Leone et pour ses nombreuses collaborations avec le réalisateur Dario Argento.

Biography

Franco Ferrini fait ses premiers pas comme scénariste en 1976 avec le film policier MKS... 118 (Poliziotti violenti) de Michele Massimo Tarantini. À ses débuts, il travaille régulièrement avec Enrico Oldoini, scénariste originaire comme lui de La Spezia et qui devient par la suite réalisateur. Ferrini signe notamment seul ou à plusieurs mains des scénarios pour Maurizio Ponzi, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Nanni Loy, Sergio Corbucci ou Francesco Massaro ainsi que quelques œuvres pour la télévision.

En 1984, sa carrière prend une nouvelle dimension quand il est crédité au générique du film Il était une fois en Amérique (Once Upon a Time in America) de Sergio Leone. Il travaille la même année sur le giallo Phenomena de Dario Argento, réalisation qui marque le début d'une fructueuse collaboration entre les deux hommes.

En 1985, il écrit avec Argento, Lamberto Bava et Dardano Sacchetti le scénario du film Démons (Dèmoni) et est à nouveau présent lors de l'écriture de sa suite, nommé Démons 2 (Dèmoni 2 - L'incubo ritorna). Ces deux films sont réalisés par Bava.

En 1987, il s'essaie à la réalisation avec le thriller Caramelle da uno sconosciuto. Ce film raconte l'histoire d'un tueur en série sévissant dans le milieu de la prostitution romaine. Malgré une belle distribution composée des actrices Barbara De Rossi, Athina Cenci, Marina Suma, Mara Venier, Anna Galiena, Laura Betti, Antonella Ponziani et de la jeune Sabrina Ferilli, le film ne remporte pas le succès escompté et Ferrini retourne à l'écriture.

Il poursuit sa collaboration avec Argento et signe pour d'autres réalisateurs de nombreux films policiers et thrillers, ainsi que des comédies, comme le film à sketch I mostri oggi d'Enrico Oldoini.

Best films

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Dario Argento
Dario Argento
(11 films)
Enrico Oldoini
Enrico Oldoini
(11 films)
Michele Soavi
Michele Soavi
(5 films)
Lamberto Bava
Lamberto Bava
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Franco Ferrini (42 films)

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Actor

Christmas Vacation '90, 1h41
Directed by Enrico Oldoini
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Massimo Boldi, Christian De Sica, Ezio Greggio, Diego Abatantuono, Corinne Cléry, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Roles Writer
Rating47% 2.399252.399252.399252.399252.39925
In residence in the mountains of St Moritz, intertwine the stories of five characters. Nick, a poor waiter, wins a bet on a horse race, but he loses his voice. So he goes on vacation meets a rich lady. Bindo and Toni, old friends, meet them after an argument, and one falls for the wife of the other. Arturo and Beppe, also friends, participating in races with runners, stay in a chalet near the residence of St Moritz. Arturo also falls in love with a woman, but she is the wife of his best friend...
Once Upon a Time in America, 3h41
Directed by Sergio Leone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime, Politic, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld
Rating83% 4.1507654.1507654.1507654.1507654.150765
The film is presented in non-chronological order, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and it is largely told through flashbacks from the viewpoint of one person. The specific scenes and their order varies from version to version. The following section describes the full European cut of the film:
Hotel Room
Hotel Room (1981)
, 1h45
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Monica Vitti, Enrico Montesano, Roger Pierre, Béatrice Bruno, Franco Ferrini
Roles Gianni
Rating59% 2.955012.955012.955012.955012.95501
Une caméra cachée permet à trois jeunes cinéphiles de filmer les clients d'une chambre d'hôtel. Ils prennent rendez-vous avec un vieux producteur à la retraite pour commercialiser leur film.

Director

Sweets from a Stranger
Directed by Franco Ferrini
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Barbara De Rossi, Marina Suma, Mara Venier, Athina Cenci, Laura Betti, Gerardo Amato
Rating50% 2.5468252.5468252.5468252.5468252.546825
In Rome a maniac kills several prostitutes torturing them with a razor.

Scriptwriter

The Goodbye Kiss, 1h47
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Alessio Boni, Michele Placido, Isabella Ferrari, Carlo Cecchi, Antonello Fassari, Zoe Aggeliki
Roles Ecrivain
Rating68% 3.4426953.4426953.4426953.4426953.442695
Un terroriste italien repenti qui a trahi ses amis pour échapper à une lourde condamnation tente vainement de retrouver une vie normale à sa sortie de prison.
Do You Like Hitchcock?, 1h33
Directed by Dario Argento
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Cristina Brondo
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.797542.797542.797542.797542.79754
In a flashback to 1991, while riding his bike through the woods, a young boy spots a woman darting between the trees. He puts down his bike and runs after her. The woman meets up with another woman, they speak briefly and run together through the woods until they arrive at an old stone house. The boy continues after them, peeks through the window of the house and watches as they wildly slaughter a rooster. The women spot the boy at the window and chase after him, saying "You'll be sorry, I'll kill you, You'll never get away from us". The flashback ends.
Vanilla and Chocolate, 1h50
Directed by Ciro Ippolito
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Andrea Rivera, Joaquín Cortés, Serra Yılmaz, Ernesto Mahieux, Licinia Lentini
Rating60% 3.0002753.0002753.0002753.0002753.000275
Le film développe les sujets classiques de l'amour et de la vie. C'est l'histoire d'une épouse trompée, Penelope, qui, après 18 ans de mariage, ne supporte plus l'égoïsme de son mari, Andrea, qui est allé jusqu'à essayer de se faire pardonner ses infidélités en offrant un bac de glace vanille-chocolat. Enseignante au conservatoire de musique et mère de trois enfants, elle quitte le foyer conjugal après avoir découvert l'ultime trahison de son mari et retourne dans la villa de son enfance, au bord de la mer. Là, elle se prend du temps pour se consacrer à la réflexion et aux souvenirs. C'est alors qu'intervient une rencontre avec Carlos, le peintre, et que commence une brève mais intense histoire d'amour.
The Card Player, 1h43
Directed by Dario Argento
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films
Actors Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Claudio Santamaria, Adalberto Maria Merli, Fiore Argento
Roles Histoire
Rating47% 2.394652.394652.394652.394652.39465
The film centers around a serial killer known as "The Card Player", who is kidnapping young women in Rome. Using a webcam set-up, the killer challenges the police by forcing them to play hands of Internet poker. If the police lose, the kidnapped victim is tortured and murdered on-screen. When a British tourist is among the girls murdered, policeman John Brennan (Cunningham) is assigned the case and quickly teams up with Italian detective Anna Mari (Rocca). The duo have their work cut out for them when the Police Chief's daughter (Argento) becomes the killer's latest kidnapping victim.
Sleepless
Sleepless (2001)
, 1h57
Directed by Dario Argento
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia, Rossella Falk, Elisabetta Rocchetti
Roles Story
Rating61% 3.0994853.0994853.0994853.0994853.099485
Detective Ulisse Moretti (von Sydow) is investigating a series of murders in Turin in 1983 known as The Dwarf Murders. The main suspect, a giallo novelist named Vincenzo de Fabritiis, turns up dead and the case is considered closed. However, seventeen years later, a similar series of murders begin and draw the since-retired Moretti back into the case. Moretti teams up with Giacomo (Stefano Dionisi), whose mother was murdered in the 1983 spree, to determine if de Fabritiis is still alive or was actually innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. As the murders continue, the investigating duo discovers that the murderer is arranging their murder to an old nursery rhyme about the killing of animals.
The Stendhal Syndrome, 1h54
Directed by Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Luigi Diberti, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Diogene
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9948152.9948152.9948152.9948152.994815
Detective Anna Manni (Argento) travels to Florence on the trail of a serial killer Alfredo (Thomas Kretschmann). While at a museum, Anna is struck by Stendhal syndrome, which causes people to become overwhelmed by great works of art. Alfredo uses this disorder against Anna, kidnapping and raping her. She escapes and is deeply traumatized. Alfredo tracks her movements and is able to capture her again. This time, Anna manages to break free, badly wounding her captor, and knocking him into a river.