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Vittorio Mezzogiorno is a Actor Italien born on 16 december 1941 at Cercola (Italie)

Vittorio Mezzogiorno

Vittorio Mezzogiorno
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Birth name Tullio Carminati de Brambilla
Nationality Italie
Birth 16 december 1941 at Cercola (Italie)
Death 7 january 1994 (at 52 years) at Milan (Italie)

Vittorio Mezzogiorno (December 6, 1941 - January 7, 1994) was an Italian actor.

Biography

Mezzogiorno was born in Cercola, the youngest of seven children. His older brother Vincenzo, who wanted to become a director, introduced him to the theatre.

At 18, Mezzogiorno enrolled at the university and began medical studies before choosing law. Then he had his first experience as an actor at the Teatro S. theatre where he recited texts by Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco. Desiring to improve his diction he spent long nights exercising his voice with extracts of the Penal Code. In 1962, at age 21, he played Estragon in Waiting for Godot at the "Piccolo Teatro" of Naples.

In 1966–1967, he joined the troupe of Eduardo De Filippo and obtained his university diploma. In 1969, he met actress Cecilia Sacchi. Their collaboration quickly turned to a romantic relationship and they were married on 14 October 1972. On 9 November 1974, their only child Giovanna Mezzogiorno, who also became an actress, was born.

The family then settled in Rome where Mezzogiorno fully dedicated himself to the theatre.

In 1983, Jean-Jacques Beineix opened the doors of French cinema with Moon in the Gutter where he acted alongside Gérard Depardieu and Nastassja Kinski, but the real recognition came the same year in L'Homme blessé, a film by Patrice Chéreau, where he played Jean, a homosexual. Meanwhile, Mezzogiorno moved to Paris.

More than ten hours of entertainment, a year of rehearsals, six months of training in martial arts: the challenge of Peter Brooks Mahabharata, transcription of the long epic of Hindu mythology. Mezzogiorno was Arjuna, the son of Indra. It was first performed at the Boulbon Quarry in 1985 at the Festival d'Avignon and lasted all night. After a show at the Bouffes du Nord, it went on tour until the end of 1986 (Athens, Prato, Barcelona, Madrid and Lyon). The Mahabharata in English was back on the road in 1988: Zurich, Los Angeles, New York, Perth, Adelaide, Copenhagen, Glasgow, and finally Tokyo. In 1989, the movie adaptation was produced. In all, Mezzogiorno has played Arjuna for 6 years on 4 continents.

In 1990, Vittorio Mezzogiorno returned to Italy and settled in Milan. He became a star of the small screen by interpreting the Commissioner Davide Licata in the series La piovra which deals with the Mafia. In 1992, he played with his wife at the Teatro Stabile di Parma. This was to be his last appearances.

He died of cancer in Milan at the age of 52.

Best films

Usually with

Nino Manfredi
Nino Manfredi
(3 films)
Daniel Schmid
Daniel Schmid
(2 films)
Nanni Loy
Nanni Loy
(2 films)
Luigi Magni
Luigi Magni
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vittorio Mezzogiorno (30 films)

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Caccia alle mosche, 1h35
Directed by Angelo Longoni
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Giulia Fossà, Cesare Capitani, Richard Sammel

Rocco, un forçat recherché par la police, vit dans la maison de sa femme, Anna, pendant une longue période. Anna est sa bouée de sauvetage, c'est elle qui se charge de tout. Leur rapport est tissé de passion de jalousie et de violence, mais aussi de peur d'intolérance et de méfiance.
Off Season
Off Season (1992)
, 1h35
Directed by Daniel Schmid
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sami Frey, Geraldine Chaplin, Marisa Paredes, Ingrid Caven, Andréa Ferréol, Arielle Dombasle
Roles Uncle Paul
Rating61% 3.080683.080683.080683.080683.08068
Adult narrator, (Sami Frey) recalls his myserious childhood at a mountainside hotel which he shared with his mother, grandmother and the hotel's guests. The hotel is host to a series of interesting guests, from the actress, Sarah Bernhard (Paredes), an anarchist assassin (Chaplin), torch singers and seductive women.
Golem, the Spirit of the Exile
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Golem
Actors Hanna Schygulla, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Marisa Paredes, Samuel Fuller, Mireille Perrier, Sotigui Kouyate
Roles Le Maharal
Rating58% 2.947352.947352.947352.947352.94735
C'est le deuxième volet d'une trilogie sur le golem, personnage mythique des légendes juives.
The French Revolution, 5h24
Directed by Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films, Films about royalty
Actors Klaus Maria Brandauer, Andrzej Seweryn, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer, Jane Seymour, Peter Ustinov
Roles Marat
Rating75% 3.791693.791693.791693.791693.79169
Les événements relatés dans les deux parties de La Révolution française sont nombreux. Les producteurs ont voulu relever le défi inédit de couvrir l’ensemble de la période révolutionnaire et donc tous ses principaux événements (ce qui en fait d'ailleurs un film pédagogique malgré son parti pris clairement dantoniste). L'œuvre passe cependant très vite sur la guerre de Vendée, qui n’est mentionnée que quatre fois, notamment par Robespierre et Desmoulins, qui dénonce le massacre d’ « un peuple entier ». Le film se termine sur l’exécution de Robespierre et Saint-Just en 1794 et omet d'évoquer la suite des événements. Toutefois, la Révolution française s'étend jusqu'en 1799, année du coup d'État de Napoléon Bonaparte.
The Mahabharata
Directed by Peter Brook
Origin Portugal
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Films about religion, Musiques du monde, Musical films, Mythologie hindoue
Actors Andrzej Seweryn, Georges Corraface, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Bruce Myers, Mallika Sarabhai, Yoshi Oida
Roles Arjuna
Rating80% 4.00324.00324.00324.00324.0032
In general terms, the story involves epic incidents between two warring families, the Pandavas (representing the good side) and the Kauravas (representing the bad side). Both sides, being the offspring of kings and gods, fight for dominion. They have both been advised by the god Krishna to live in harmony and abstain from the bloody lust for power. Yet their fights come to threaten the very order of the Universe. The plot is framed by a dialogue between the Brahmin sage Vyasa and the Hindu deity Ganesha, and directed towards an unnamed Indian boy who comes to him inquiring about the story of the human race.
Contrainte par corps
Directed by Serge Leroy
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Marianne Basler, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Catherine Wilkening, Tanya Lopert, Caroline Silhol, Anne Jousset
Roles Kasta
Rating53% 2.69672.69672.69672.69672.6967
Parce qu'elle n'a pas supporte un regard trop insistant, et chasse un homme qui était policier, les vacances d'une jeune française vont tourner au cauchemar. Maltraitée, humiliée, elle est accusée a tort de détention de drogue et enfermée. Elle devra supporter l'emprisonnement pour pouvoir affronter son adversaire et prouver son innocence.
Fuegos
Fuegos (1987)
, 1h35
Origin France
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Ángela Molina, Valentina Vargas, Catherine Rouvel, Marilú Marini, Pierre Lacan
Roles El Gringo
Rating48% 2.4132652.4132652.4132652.4132652.413265
Quelque part en Amérique latine, El Gringo, un macho qui règne en maître sur sa nombreuse famille, a asservi sa femme Clara et la trompe effrontément. Mario et Mecha, ses deux plus grands enfants qu’il exaspère, en viennent à songer à l’éliminer…
Jenatsch
Jenatsch (1987)
, 1h37
Directed by Daniel Schmid
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Michel Voïta, Christine Boisson, Jean Bouise, Laura Betti, Carole Bouquet
Roles Jörg Jenatsch
Rating66% 3.340263.340263.340263.340263.34026
En écrivant un article sur Georg Jenatsch, un pasteur et politicien grison du 17ème siècle, le journaliste Christophe Sprecher se laisse peu à peu entraîner dans des aventures qui le dépassent. Jenatsch était une personnalité ambiguë dont le meurtre reste un mystère. Sprecher est tellement habité par ses recherches que celles-ci en deviennent une véritable obsession, au point qu'il développe des hallucinations qui le submergent de façon imprévisible sous forme de déjà-vus. Cela met à mal sa relation avec son amie Nina, qui finira cependant par l'accompagner dans sa quête.
Mussolini and I, 2h10
Directed by Alberto Negrin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Annie Girardot, Barbara De Rossi, Dietlinde Turban Maazel
Roles Sandro Pavolini
Rating62% 3.122413.122413.122413.122413.12241
The film starts just before World War II and shows the political and personal side of Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce's fall from power until his death and the end of the war. It delves into Il Duce's relationship with his son in-law, daughter, wife, mistress, and admiration of Hitler.
The Bitch
The Bitch (1984)
, 1h30
Directed by Christine Pascal, King Vidor, Olivier Péray
Origin France
Genres Thriller
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Richard Berry, Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Jean Benguigui
Roles Max Halimi
Rating53% 2.663822.663822.663822.663822.66382
Un inspecteur de police croise le chemin d'une orpheline âgée de dix-sept ans.
The Horsemen of the Storm
Directed by Gérard Vergez, Ronald Chammah
Origin France
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Marlène Jobert, Gérard Klein, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Wadeck Stanczak, Pinkas Braun, Jerzy Mierzejewski
Roles Gorian
Rating63% 3.170423.170423.170423.170423.17042
Un médecin polonais, Marie Castaing, est l’épouse du commandant Castaing, officier de cavalerie tenant garnison en Haute provence. Jason, un maquignon contrebandier et son jeune frère Ange, lui fournissent annuellement des chevaux. En 1914, Jason part pour la guerre après avoir échangé un baiser avec Marie… En 1915, il combat sur le front oriental des Dardanelles et fait la connaissance du lieutenant Gorian. Marie devenue veuve s’est engagée comme médecin militaire. Ange lui apporte une lettre de son frère. Tous deux cherchent Jason…
The Wounded Man, 1h49
Directed by Patrice Chéreau, Serge Meynard, Pierre Romans, Ronald Chammah
Origin France
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Roland Bertin, Claude Berri, Lisa Kreuzer, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Roles Jean Lerman
Rating66% 3.3356153.3356153.3356153.3356153.335615
Henri est un jeune homme ordinaire, fils d'un ouvrier d'origine polonaise. Il s'ennuie dans sa famille. Un jour, il croise par hasard dans une gare parisienne Jean, un homme impliqué dans le milieu de la prostitution. Ressentant de la passion pour cet homme plus âgé, Henri tente de se prostituer pour gagner son amour.