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Sergio Citti is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Assistant Director and Additional Dialogue Italien born on 30 may 1933 at Rome (Italie)

Sergio Citti

Sergio Citti
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Nationality Italie
Birth 30 may 1933 at Rome (Italie)
Death 11 october 2005 (at 72 years) at Rome (Italie)

Sergio Citti (30 May 1933 – 11 October 2005) was an Italian film director and screenwriter, born in Rome. He often worked with Pier Paolo Pasolini, but also worked for others such as Ettore Scola. His own films include We Free Kings, which won an award.

His 1981 film Il minestrone was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival. His 1977 film Beach House was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

He was the brother of actor Franco Citti.

Biography

Né aux portes de Rome (Fiumicino abrite aujourd'hui l'aéroport international de la capitale), Citti connaît très bien le dialecte romain et son argot. C'est pour cette raison que Pasolini, qui, dans les années 1950, avait besoin d'aide pour ses ouvrages très romains, Les Ragazzi et Une vie violente, fait appel à lui ; Citti devient son « consultant en dialecte ». Pasolini l'appellera son « dictionnaire vivant ».

En 1959, Citti écrit le scénario du film Les Garçons de Mauro Bolognini. Il travaille ensuite sur tous les films dits romains de Pasolini, notamment, avec l'aide de son frère Franco, sur les scénarios des premiers films de son ami, Accattone (1961) et Mamma Roma (1962). Il fait également une courte apparition dans Accattone, où il joue un serveur.

Avec le temps, il acquiert une expérience cinématographique qui lui permet d'assister Pasolini sur La Ricotta (1962), Des oiseaux, petits et gros (1965), La Terra vista dalla Luna (1966), Che cosa sono le nuvole? (1967). Avec Pupi Avati il écrit le scénario de Salò, ou les 120 journées de Sodome (1975), le dernier film de Pasolini.

En 1970, toujours avec l'aide de Pasolini, Citti tourne son premier film en tant que réalisateur : Ostia, où le thème de la poésie, du héros prolétaire, se retrouveront dans la plupart de ses films, Storie scellerate (1973), à l'ambiance de la Rome de Belli, et Casotto (1977), tourné sur la plage d'Ostie avec Ugo Tognazzi, Anna Melato, Mariangela Melato, Paolo Stoppa et Jodie Foster.

Il travaille aussi pour la Rai, pour laquelle il tourne Il minestrone (1979), avec son frère Franco, Roberto Benigni et Giorgio Gaber, ainsi que Sogni e bisogni (1985).

Après une pause de plusieurs années, il tourne I magi randagi, sur une idée de Pasolini, et gagne le prix Nastro d'Argento.

Atteint d'une maladie cardiaque depuis de longues années, il meurt à Ostie, le 11 octobre 2005, à l'âge de 72 ans.

Best films

The Canterbury Tales (1972)
(Assistant Director)

Usually with

Nino Baragli
Nino Baragli
(19 films)
Ninetto Davoli
Ninetto Davoli
(14 films)
Franco Citti
Franco Citti
(13 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sergio Citti (28 films)

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Actor

Festival
Festival (1996)

Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Massimo Boldi, Gianni Cavina, Massimo Bonetti, Irene Grazioli, Paola Quattrini, Cinzia Monreale
Rating64% 3.249323.249323.249323.249323.24932
Franco Melis est un acteur comique, qui a eu beaucoup de succès depuis la fin des années 1970, mais qui a dilapidé ses profits au fil des ans. Dans la solitude et sans argent il trouve la force de réagir à sa dépression et grâce à son manager, Renzo Polpo, il trouve un rôle dans un film très éloigné de ses précédentes performances. Le film est présenté dans un festival du film de haut niveau et semble avoir des chances légitimes de victoire.
Who Killed Pasolini?, 1h40
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Giulio Scarpati, Toni Bertorelli, Antonello Fassari, Claudio Bigagli, Nicoletta Braschi, Biagio Pelligra
Rating68% 3.428943.428943.428943.428943.42894
The film traces the last hours of the life of poet and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. The poet is killed at night in 1975 on the beach at Ostia, near Rome. A boy is arrested: Pino Pelosi, and charged with murder. The police and judges believe that Pelosi is the only murderer of Pasolini, but his injuries on the body of the poet are too severe and profound. Then are called to bear witness to the death of the poet his sister and his mother, destroyed by grief. As the process unfolds, the film examines the personality of Pasolini, and his works and, above all explains what people think of him in Italy. Pasolini according to some Italians was a provocative man: he deserved what he suffered, having been a Communist and a homosexual. Instead, his friends and intellectuals remember him as a very good and sensible man, who sought only to fight against neo-fascism and the cruel and bigoted mentality of middle-class society.
Beach House, 1h46
Directed by Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Jodie Foster, Sergio Citti, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa, Gigi Proietti, Mariangela Melato
Roles Nando
Rating63% 3.156463.156463.156463.156463.15646
The beaches of Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome: a group of holiday makers go in the cabins of establishments. In the cabins intertwine various stories that have as their theme the condition of little provincial people of Rome, with its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the quiet day at sea, a terrible storm broke out, forcing all the villagers to run away.
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Political films
Actors Chuck Connors, Frank Wolff, Franco Citti, Leo Anchóriz, Alberto Dell'Acqua, John Bartha
Roles Soldier
Rating61% 3.0980153.0980153.0980153.0980153.098015
Lors de la guerre de Sécession, le commandement sudiste confie à sept mercenaires la tâche de s'emparer d'un chargement d'or de l'Union, destiné à payer des armes et caché dans une mine où est entreposé un dépôt de munitions. Avec à sa tête Clyde, le commando déjoue les lignes ennemies, réussit à pénétrer dans la poudrière et à s'emparer du précieux butin. Clyde décide alors de se l'approprier et s'enfuit. Retrouvé par ses acolytes, une lutte impitoyable pour la possession de l'or s'engage alors, à laquelle participe Lynch, un capitaine traître sudiste du contre espionnage, passé à l'ennemi.
Accattone
Accattone (1961)
, 1h55
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Adriana Asti, Polidor, Sergio Citti, Monica Vitti
Roles Il Cameriere
Rating76% 3.8012953.8012953.8012953.8012953.801295
Vittorio (Franco Citti), nicknamed "Accattone" (meaning 'beggar' in Italian), leads a mostly serene life as a pimp until his prostitute, Maddalena, is hurt by his rivals and sent to prison. Finding himself without a steady income, and not much inclination for working himself, he discovers the naive Stella and tries to lure her into prostituting herself for him. She is willing to try, but when a client begins pawing her she cries and gets out of the car. Accattone tries to support her, but gives up on honest labor after one day, and following a bizarre vision of his own death, is killed in a traffic accident when he tries to evade the police on a stolen motorcycle.

Director

We Free Kings, 2h10
Directed by Sergio Citti
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Silvio Orlando, Patrick Bauchau, Rolf Zacher, Gastone Moschin, Laura Betti, Franco Citti
Rating69% 3.4848053.4848053.4848053.4848053.484805
Three amateur actors in theater are chased away by their performance, because the satirically subject from their complaint treates in a controversial manner the cruelty of the Nazis. The three actors take refuge in a rural country where they, having the bright idea to recite a sacred drama on the birth of Jesus Christ, have to interpret the three Biblical Magi. The show is so successful and magically the villagers give birth to a son on Christmas Eve for every family, and there the faith in Jesus is regained.
Mortacci
Mortacci (1989)
, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Citti
Genres Comedy
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Carol Alt, Malcolm McDowell, Galeazzo Benti, Mariangela Melato, Nino Frassica
Rating69% 3.4690153.4690153.4690153.4690153.469015
In a cemetery in Rome, at night, the soldier Camillo arrives among the graves. The rude and crude keeper Domenico welcomes him and makes him sit in a chapel. Camillo is looking for happiness, so Domenico ushers Camillo in a coffin, and closes him inside. In a short time Camillo dies, and is found as raised in the world of the dead. In fact he is accepted by the clique of the souls of the cemetery, led by Domenico alive. So Camillo, to pass the time, recounts the adventures of her young life, when he was a soldier, returned to his country to war. In the village Camillo, despair for many years, was considered a hero, and now that he was back, the citizens of the country, for fear of having economic problems on the tourism organizations who had long served in the county to celebrate the "sanctity" of the soldier disappeared, they tried to kill in all the ways the poor Camillo.
Count Tacchia, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Zoé Chauveau, Gigi Proietti, Paolo Panelli, Giuseppe Pambieri
Rating63% 3.1912153.1912153.1912153.1912153.191215
En 1900 à Rome, le pauvre charpentier Francesco voit sa vie prendre un tournant inattendu lorsqu'il est reconnu comme un membre d'une noble famille en déclin. Francesco fait la connaissance du cynique et impitoyable Prince Torquato Terenzi, déçu par la vie et le progrès, et tombe également amoureux de la belle Duchesse Elisa. Lorsque le Prince Terenzi décède, Francesco se rend compte que son héritage ne l'a pas enrichi, car la famille noble est ruinée. Il décide alors de s'enrôler dans l'armée pour la guerre en Libye, mais il rentre rapidement en Italie, dégoûté par les atrocités des combats. Son rêve est de devenir chanteur, et il décide de partir pour l'Amérique avec la Duchesse Elisa.
The Soup
The Soup (1981)
, 1h44
Directed by Sergio Citti
Genres Comedy
Actors Roberto Benigni, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Daria Nicolodi, Olimpia Carlisi, Giorgio Gaber
Rating71% 3.5629053.5629053.5629053.5629053.562905
Francis and John are two tramps on the outskirts of Rome, forced to rummage through the trash forever in search of food. They meet and make friends and through a misunderstanding are arrested. They are locked up in the security cell of the police station with The Maestro, a poor but well-dressed specialist in running away from the restaurants, taverns and eateries of Rome after having gorged without paying. Upon release, the three come together late in the evening and go to a restaurant where, at the end of a memorable binge (tagliatelle, tripe with tomato sauce, oxtail, asparagus, mozzarella with tomatoes, lamb with potatoes), and concoct a clever ruse to escape and cheat the owner Attilio. In running away, they fall into a cold and smelly mud puddle and take refuge in a cattle car to dry off and warm up. They fall asleep and wake to find themselves in a small town in Tuscany, and then begin to wander in the countryside of Poggibonsi (Siena). They try to scrounge food from the old woman Beatrice, but she does not even know how to feed the seven children living with her, and she is forced to sacrifice his old turtle. By and by they come across a restaurant owned by two hunters, who are in the habit of serving the customers only after enjoying their own comfortable meal and who keep their waiter chained up like a dog. The three friends release the waiter and decide to leave the restaurant without eating, sensing the danger of being caught and shot. After further wanderings, they are nearly lynched by a group of laborers after being caught eating the temporarily unguarded soup at the laborers' table. Left tied up while the mob goes off for a while, they are freed by the waiter who they had recently saved, who joins them. The waiter leads them to an old inn but when they arrive they are dismayed to learn that it has been turned into a funeral home.
Beach House, 1h46
Directed by Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Jodie Foster, Sergio Citti, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa, Gigi Proietti, Mariangela Melato
Rating63% 3.156463.156463.156463.156463.15646
The beaches of Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome: a group of holiday makers go in the cabins of establishments. In the cabins intertwine various stories that have as their theme the condition of little provincial people of Rome, with its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the quiet day at sea, a terrible storm broke out, forcing all the villagers to run away.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, 1h57
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, War, Thriller, Horror, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Films about pedophilia, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Political films, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Paolo Bonacelli, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Ines Pellegrini, Elsa De Giorgi, Hélène Surgère
Rating58% 2.9085152.9085152.9085152.9085152.908515
In 1944 in the Republic of Salò, the Fascist-occupied portion of Italy, four wealthy men of power, the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate, and the President, agree to marry each other's daughters as the first step in a debauched ritual. They recruit four teenage boys to act as guards and four young soldiers (called "studs", "cockmongers", or "fuckers"), who are chosen because of their big penises. They then kidnap nine young men and nine young women and take them to a palace near Salò. Accompanying them are four middle-aged prostitutes, also collaborators, who recount arousing stories for the men, who sadistically exploit their victims.
Bawdy Tales, 1h33
Directed by Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Giacomo Rizzo, Gianni Rizzo, Elisabetta Genovese, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Nicoletta Machiavelli
Rating59% 2.9622052.9622052.9622052.9622052.962205
The film is set in 1800, in Rome. Two thieves are imprisoned and condamned to death. To pass the time, the two tell ribald stories: in the first a duke and a man named Nicolino discover that their wives have betrayed them with the boys and with a priest; in the second story two farmers are fighting a clappers asimile Rustican Cavalry by Giovanni Verga, because their wife has betrayed both. In the third story a priest lover of beautiful women kills one of his pilgrims, because he is in love with one of the girls of his menagerie; in the last story a jealous husband kills the lover of his wife. At the murder also participates another lover, more mature of the killed. God is very raged for the crime, and sues the four, performing only the last lover: the murdered, because he's pure and innocent.
The Decameron, 1h52
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film
Actors Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Ninetto Davoli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Angela Luce, Guido Alberti
Rating69% 3.4992553.4992553.4992553.4992553.499255
The film, shot in Neapolitan dialect at the behest of the director, offers a variety of episodes from the stories most characteristic work of Giovanni Boccaccio, and are connected by the sequence of a pupil of the painter Giotto (played by Pasolini himself) who arrives in Naples to paint a mural.
Medea
Medea (1970)
, 1h50
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on plays, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Piera Degli Esposti, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Pino Colizzi, Enrico Maria Salerno
Rating68% 3.4444353.4444353.4444353.4444353.444435
The first half sums up the story of Jason and the Argonauts as they travel to Medea's barbarian land in search of the golden fleece. In fitting with the soundtrack (which features North African tribal music), Pasolini depicts Medea's people as a tribal people who perform rituals and sacrifices to secure their harvests. Their costumes and dances are based on those of Eastern European Mummers such as the Romanian Calusari ceremonies and their counterparts in the Balkans.