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Luigi Comencini is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Italien born on 8 june 1916 at Salò (Italie)

Luigi Comencini

Luigi Comencini
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Nationality Italie
Birth 8 june 1916 at Salò (Italie)
Death 6 april 2007 (at 90 years) at Rome (Italie)

Luigi Comencini ([luˈidʒi komenˈtʃini]; 8 June 1916 – 6 April 2007) was an Italian film director. Together with Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli, he was considered among the masters of the commedia all'italiana genre.

His daughters Cristina and Francesca are both film directors.

Biography

Comencini was born in Salò.

His first successful movie was L'imperatore di Capri, featuring Totò. Comencini's 1953 Pane, amore e fantasia, with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida, is considered a primary example of neorealismo rosa (pink neorealism). It was followed by Pane, amore e gelosia.

After a first work with Alberto Sordi (La bella di Roma, 1955), Comencini again directed the Roman actor in what is considered his masterwork, Tutti a casa, a bitter comedy about Italy after the armistice of 1943. The film was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Special Golden Prize. Also set in World War II, but devoted to the Italian partisans, are La ragazza di Bube (1963). This was followed by Incompreso (1966, based on the English novel by Florence Montgomery).

Comencini obtainted an outstanding success with what is ranked amongst the best production of Italian television ever, Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972). In the same year he directed the feature film Lo scopone scientifico, a notable dark comedy with Sordi and Silvana Mangano. In 1975 he released the mystery La donna della domenica, featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Comencini subsequent works were characterized by the presence of one of most important Italian actors of the time, such as Ugo Tognazzi in Il gatto (1977) and Nino Manfredi for his episode of Basta che non si sappia in giro. In the 1980s Comencini's movies met with less success but his Cuore television series of 1984 was praised.

He died in Rome after a long illness in 2007.

Best films

Frisky (1954)
(Director)
Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
(Director)
Don Camillo in Moscow (1965)
(Director)

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Filmography of Luigi Comencini (50 films)

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Actor

Voltati Eugenio, 1h45
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Carole André, Bernard Blier, Saverio Marconi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Luigi Comencini, Dina Sassoli
Rating69% 3.4957253.4957253.4957253.4957253.495725
Eugenio is brought up by his grandparents because his father and his mother split up soon after his birth. The story of his parents is told by flashbacks.
The Cat
The Cat (1977)
, 1h49
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Mariangela Melato, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Jean Martin, Philippe Leroy
Roles Old violinist
Rating68% 3.4278053.4278053.4278053.4278053.427805
À la mort de leur père, Amedeo et sa sœur Ofelia héritent d'un vieil immeuble délabré dans le cœur de Rome ; un promoteur s'en porte acquéreur à condition qu'il soit vide de ses occupants. Six appartements sont encore occupés et ils se décident à employer tous les moyens pour expulser les locataires...

Director

Miracle of Marcellino
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Didier Bénureau, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Thierry Nenez, Yves Verhoeven, Roberto Herlitzka, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Rating60% 3.0081453.0081453.0081453.0081453.008145
C'est l'histoire d'un petit garçon de cinq ans, Marcellino pane e vino (pain et vin en italien), qui a été abandonné par sa maman à la naissance.
Merry Christmas... Happy New Year, 1h40
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Virna Lisi, Michel Serrault, Paolo Graziosi, Tiziana Pini, Francesca Neri, Mattia Sbragia
Rating61% 3.097983.097983.097983.097983.09798
Elvira et Gino sont contraints de quitter leur appartement qu'ils ne peuvent plus payer. Chacun d'eux est recueilli par une de leurs filles, aucune d'elles ne pouvant les accueillir ensemble. Elvira et Gino se retrouvent dans une curieuse situation de couple qui doit se donner rendez-vous, comme le ferait un couple d'amants, pour se retrouver.
La Bohème
La Bohème (1988)
, 1h46
Directed by Luigi Comencini, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on operas
Actors Mario Maranzana, Massimo Girotti, Ciccio Ingrassia
Rating70% 3.5463553.5463553.5463553.5463553.546355
A Paris, dans le Quartier latin, au début du XXe siècle. Trois amis, Rodolphe le poète, Marcel le peintre et Colline le philosophe, vivent ensemble misérablement dans une chambre de bonne. Mimi, une jeune voisine, se joint à eux. Rodolphe tombe amoureux d'elle. Bientôt, la jeune fille, malade, se plaint de la jalousie de Rodolphe. Celui-ci avoue à ses amis qu'il veut quitter Mimi car il ne peut la soigner. Ils se séparent mais Mimi revient bientôt mourir dans leur petite chambre. C'est l'adaptation de l'opéra La Bohème de Giacomo Puccini, lui-même adapté d'un roman d'Henri Murger.
A Boy from Calabria
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Diego Abatantuono, Thérèse Liotard
Rating69% 3.469133.469133.469133.469133.46913
Dans un petit village de callabre des annees soixante, Mimi, jeune adolescent, ne pense qu'a une chose: courir, pieds nus a travers la campagne. Il court par plaisir. C'est ainsi qu'il attire l'attention d'un vieux chauffeur de car, Felice qui le prend sous son aile malgre l'opposition de Nicola, le pere de Mimi qui veux que son fils étudie pour avoir une autre vie que la sienne.
Cuore
Cuore (1984)
, 1h55
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Giuliana De Sio, Bernard Blier, Eduardo De Filippo, Ugo Pagliai, Laurent Malet, Andréa Ferréol
Rating71% 3.5582253.5582253.5582253.5582253.558225
À Turin, en 1915, le jeune lieutenant Enrico Bottini part pour le front. Sur le quai de la gare, il croise Garrone, un ancien camarade de l'école primaire. Cela lui rappelle les souvenirs de ses jeunes années et il entreprend d'écrire le journal de sa dernière année d'école primaire, 1899-1900. Jour après jour, il égrène le souvenir de ses camarades, de leur esprit d'insolence ou de soumission et découvre que c'est là que s'est fait l'apprentissage de la vie. Mais peu à peu il est troublé car les valeurs patriotiques enseignées sur les bancs de l'école sont confrontées à la réalité atroce et insensée de la guerre.
Looking for Jesus, 1h45
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Genres Comedy
Actors Beppe Grillo, Maria Schneider, Fernando Rey, Alexandra Stewart, Memè Perlini, Roberto Della Casa
Rating59% 2.9952.9952.9952.9952.995
Pour lancer un livret sur la vie de Jésus, un éditeur tente une campagne de presse d'un ton nouveau. Il utilise les talents d'un jeune amnésique dont les idées généreuses dérangent.
Voltati Eugenio, 1h45
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Carole André, Bernard Blier, Saverio Marconi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Luigi Comencini, Dina Sassoli
Rating69% 3.4957253.4957253.4957253.4957253.495725
Eugenio is brought up by his grandparents because his father and his mother split up soon after his birth. The story of his parents is told by flashbacks.
Traffic Jam, 2h1
Directed by Juan Luis Buñuel, Luigi Comencini
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Films about automobiles
Actors Annie Girardot, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Miou-Miou
Rating68% 3.4413953.4413953.4413953.4413953.441395
In a main thoroughfare on the outskirts of Rome, thousands of motorists are stuck in terrible traffic jam for twenty-four hours. In a stretch of road there is a variety of characters whose behaviour becomes strange. There is a selfish and hypocritical entrepreneur in a luxury car; a young hippie girl harassed and then raped by some dandies and a family from Naples on the way to Rome to abort their daughter. There is also an old couple that argues constantly; a patient that dies in the ambulance; an old actor staying in a small country house near the road; a female globetrotter who is hitch-hiking to the stopped cars and some young members of Far Left Wing among others. The day the traffic jam clears, the entrepreneur hires the girl from Naples for a record company in exchange for a sexual service. The girl is raped and then comforted by a man who wants to avenge her but then gives up. The rapists leave quietly once more.
The Cat
The Cat (1977)
, 1h49
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Mariangela Melato, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Jean Martin, Philippe Leroy
Rating68% 3.4278053.4278053.4278053.4278053.427805
À la mort de leur père, Amedeo et sa sœur Ofelia héritent d'un vieil immeuble délabré dans le cœur de Rome ; un promoteur s'en porte acquéreur à condition qu'il soit vide de ses occupants. Six appartements sont encore occupés et ils se décident à employer tous les moyens pour expulser les locataires...
Keep It To Yourself!, 1h40
Directed by Nanni Loy, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Magni
Genres Comedy
Actors Nino Manfredi, Monica Vitti, Lino Banfi, Isa Danieli, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Renzo Marignano
Rating61% 3.082983.082983.082983.082983.08298
In a triptych of events (the first directed by Loy, second from Magni, the third by Comencini) are analyzed situations and incidents that have common denominator for sexuality.
Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1h58
Directed by Nanni Loy, Mario Monicelli, Ettore Scola, Furio Scarpelli, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Magni, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Ruggero Maccari
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about television, Films about terrorism
Actors Senta Berger, Carlo Bagno, Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Paolo Villaggio
Rating65% 3.2986353.2986353.2986353.2986353.298635
The film in a satirical and grotesque manner, which tells various episodes of low corrupt society of Italy in the 1970s. The journalist Paolo T. Fiume (Marcello Mastroianni) is the thread of the various episodes of the film, as he himself does interviews in various situations to grotesque characters.
Strange Occasion, 2h
Directed by Nanni Loy, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Magni
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, Films about religion, Films about sexuality
Actors Nino Manfredi, Alberto Sordi, Paolo Villaggio, Stefania Sandrelli, Massimo Ferrero, Olga Karlatos
Rating61% 3.088523.088523.088523.088523.08852
The film, divide in three episodes, talks about very advanced topics such as stories of fraud or cheating and sex and dating very hot. In fact, at the time in Italy was censored and banned for children under 18 years.