Claudio Caligari

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Claudio Caligari
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Born (1948-02-07)7 February 1948
Arona, Piedmont, Italy
Died 26 May 2015(2015-05-26) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Director

Claudio Caligari (7 February 1948 – 26 May 2015) was an Italian director and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Arona, Piedmont, Caligari began his career as a documentarist, often collaborating with Franco Barbero; his first work was Perché droga (1975).[1] He made his feature film debut in 1983, with the drug-centered drama Toxic Love, which won the De Sica Award at the 40th Venice International Film Festival.[1][2] Only fifteen years later he directed another work, the neo-noir The Scent of the Night.[1] He completed the editing of his third and last film, Non essere cattivo, a few days before his death for a tumor.[3]


Director and Writer


  1. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712. 
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230. 
  3. ^ "Addio a Claudio Caligari, il ricordo è di Valerio Mastandrea: "Se c'è un aldilà sono fottuto"". La Repubblica. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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