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Marco Risi is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Italien born on 4 june 1951 at Milan (Italie)

Marco Risi

Marco Risi
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Nationality Italie
Birth 4 june 1951 (68 years) at Milan (Italie)

Marco Risi (born 4 June 1951) is an Italian film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer.

Born in Milan, he is son of director Dino Risi. After graduated from Liceo Scientifico, Risi joined the faculty of philosophy, but abandoned his studies after two years. He began his career as an assistant of his uncle, Nelo Risi, for A Season in Hell (1971) and thereafter for directors such as Duccio Tessari, Steno, Alberto Sordi. He also collaborated with some scripts for films directed by his father. He made his directorial debut in 1977, with the RAI television documentary Appunti su Hollywood. After three quite successful comedy films, since 1987 Risi's cinema focused into more complex social and political issues, such as the military service seen as a traumatic experience (Soldati - 365 all'alba), the juvenile delinquency in and out of prison (Mery per sempre and Ragazzi fuori), the Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 disaster (Il muro di Gomma), the gang rape phenomenon (Il branco) and the Giancarlo Siani murder (Fort Apache Napoli).

In 1989 Risi's Mery per sempre won the Special Grand Prize of the Jury at the Montréal World Film Festival. For his 1990 film Ragazzi fuori Risi won the David di Donatello Award for for Best Director and a Silver Osella for Best Cinematography at the 47th Venice International Film Festival.

In 1991 Risi started, together with Maurizio Tedesco, a film production company, "Sorpasso Film". In 1998 he won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Producer for Ferzan Özpetek's Hamam.


Fils de Dino Risi, Marco Risi renoue avec la tradition néoréaliste notamment dans Il branco.

Best films

Zorro (1975)

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Filmography of Marco Risi (22 films)

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I'm Photogenic, 1h57
Directed by Dino Risi
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Edwige Fenech, Aldo Maccione, Julien Guiomar, Michel Galabru, Attilio Dottesio
Rating59% 2.95992.95992.95992.95992.9599
Un modeste figurant fasciné par le cinéma et la célébrité est exploité par un imprésario indélicat


Cha cha cha, 1h35
Directed by Marco Risi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Luca Argentero, Eva Herzigova, Claudio Amendola, Marco Leonardi, Nino Frassica
Rating58% 2.9147452.9147452.9147452.9147452.914745
À Rome, à la sortie d’une boite de nuit, un adolescent trouve la mort dans un accident de voiture. Tout laisse à penser qu’il s’agit d’une simple collision, mais Corso, ancien flic devenu détective privé, est persuadé du contraire. Michelle, la mère du jeune homme et ancienne maîtresse de Corso, est à présent avec un homme de pouvoir, l’influent avocat Argento. Au cours de l’investigation s’ajoute la découverte du cadavre d’un ingénieur, apparemment proche de l’avocat. Corruption, écoutes téléphoniques, espionnage, règlements de compte : l’enquête va s’avérer difficile pour Corso, qui tente de faire éclater la vérité sur la mort du fils de Michelle.
Fort Apache, 1h50
Directed by Marco Risi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Valentina Lodovini, Libero De Rienzo, Ernesto Mahieux, Massimiliano Gallo, Michele Riondino, Fortunato Cerlino
Rating71% 3.589013.589013.589013.589013.58901
The film tells the story of Giancarlo Siani, a young Neapolitan journalist who works in the editorial room of Il Mattino in Torre Annunziata. He works the crime beat (cronaca nera). While writing about crimes and murders by the Camorra, Siani begins to investigate the Camorra's alliances with the politicians of Torre Annunziata, and to discover large areas of corruption and collusion between politicians and organized crime.
Maradona, the Hand of God
Directed by Marco Risi
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films
Actors Marco Leonardi, Julieta Díaz, Norma Aleandro
Rating57% 2.8587752.8587752.8587752.8587752.858775
Biopic de la star du ballon rond Diego Maradona, depuis ses débuts au milieu des années 70 à l'Argentinos Juniors jusqu'à nos jours.
Boys on the Outside, 1h50
Directed by Marco Risi
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Francesco Benigno, Salvatore Termini, Tony Sperandeo, Tano Cimarosa
Rating70% 3.5138653.5138653.5138653.5138653.513865
Boys on the Outside is the sequel to the 1989 drama film Forever Mery, and features most of the same characters. The film is largely set in ZEN, a bleak, economically deprived quarter on the northern outskirts of Palermo, Sicily, at the end of the 1980s. Its protagonist is Natale Sperandeo (played by Palermo-born actor Francesco Benigno), a young man who has just been released from Malaspina, a juvenile detention centre. Unable to find legitimate work, he takes up with his former gang, consisting of unemployed youths like himself, and perpetrates an armed robbery.
Mary Forever, 1h42
Directed by Marco Risi
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno, Tony Sperandeo, Salvatore Termini
Rating73% 3.6883753.6883753.6883753.6883753.688375
Mery per sempre is set in Malaspina, a juvenile detention centre in Palermo, Sicily, during the 1980s. The protagonist, Marco Terzi (Michele Placido), is a teacher who has transferred to Palermo from Milan. He obtains a position as teacher inside the institution, and has great difficulty in establishing a rapport with the young, hostile students; in particular, Natale Sperandeo (Francesco Benigno), the leader of the group, who is inside for murder, and Pietro Giancone (Claudio Amendola). Terzi's situation is further complicated when Mario Libassi (Alessandro Di Sanzo), a transvestite prostitute, nicknamed Mery, falls in love with him. With the passing of time, however, Terzi slowly gains the respect and admiration of his students, even from the most hardened of the young men.
Zorro (1975)
, 2h
Directed by Marco Risi, Duccio Tessari
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Ottavia Piccolo, Enzo Cerusico, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Moustache
Rating65% 3.2965153.2965153.2965153.2965153.296515
On the eve of his return to Spain from the New World, Diego de la Vega (Alain Delon) meets his old friend Miguel de la Serna (Marino Masé), who is about to take up the governorship of Nueva Aragón - after his uncle Don Fernando died of “malaria” in a malaria-free region.