Maurizio Zaccaro

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Maurizio Zaccaro
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Born (1952-05-08) May 8, 1952 (age 65)
Milan, Italy
Occupation director
cinematographer
editor
screenwriter

Maurizio Zaccaro (born May 8, 1952, in Milan, Italy), is an Italian film director, cinematographer, film editor and screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Maurizio Zaccaro was born in Milan. After ending his study at the Milan Film School (1977) he took on work in Ermanno Olmi Film Factory and at the same time developed several short movies. But with the debut of his movie Where the night begins – Dove comincia la notte (1990), a horror film, he received the David di Donatello Award for Best New Director and stepped into the business of film-making.

This first movie, entirely shot in United States, is also one of the few that he didn't write himself.

Two years later his second movie Kalkstein – The valley of stone (1992) followed, though not released abroad. This film was the cinematographic adaptation of a novell of the Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter. the Another couple of years later the outstanding Article 2 – l'Articolo 2 (1994), a movie in a style reminiscent of the movies of Italian Neorealism with an almost poetic-like atmosphere. L' Articolo 2 won the Solinas award for best screenplay. In 1996, Zaccaro made the war movie The game bag – il Carniere, which also won David di Donatello for best supporting actor, Leo Gullotta, award. Later he directed another important movie as A Respectable Man (Un uomo perbene) (1999) a legal thriller on Enzo Tortora, a well known anchorman of Italian television. A respectable man won the Pasinetti award in Venice Film Festival 1999, another David di Donatello for best supporting actor award and a Silver Ribbon for best screenplay. Zaccaro then showed his ability to direct TV movies as well. It resulted in many successful fictions as La missione (The Mission) (1997), Un dono semplice – A simple gift (2000), Cuore – Heart (2001), and I ragazzi della via Pal (The boys of St. Paul street) (2003). Some others of his most successful TV films were Al di là delle frontiere – Beyond borders (2004), Mafalda di Savoia – Mafalda of Savoy (2005), O Professore – The professor (2006), "Lo smemoreato di collegno – The Forgetter" and "Le ragazze dello swing – The queens of swing" awarded in Montecarlo and Shanghai film Festival as best director.

“In writing, preparing, and shooting a film, I’m certain of one thing: I can’t please everyone with each decision I make. This certainty makes me feel free and easy, like the floating feather in Forrest Gump. So, what counts, is only the quality of my work.” Maurizio Zaccaro - Press conference, 66th Venice Film Festival (2009)

Films[edit]

director
  • 1989:In coda della coda
  • 1991:Dove comincia la notte
  • 1992:La valle di pietra aka Kalkstein
  • 1994:L'articolo 2
  • 1996:Testa matta
  • 1997:Il carniere
  • 1998:La missione (TV)
  • 1999:Cristallo di rocca (TV)
  • 1999:A Respectable Man
  • 2000:Un dono semplice (TV)
  • 2001:Cuore miniseries
  • 2003:I ragazzi della via Pál (TV)
  • 2004:Al di là delle frontiere miniseries
  • 2005:Il bell'Antonio miniseries
  • 2006:Mafalda di Savoia miniseries
  • 2008:Il bambino della domenica miniseries
  • 2008:O professore (TV)
  • 2009:Lo smemorato di Collegno (TV)
  • 2009:Il piccolo
  • 2010:Le ragazze dello swing (TV)
  • 2011:Un foglio bianco
Screenplay
  • 1989:In coda della coda
  • 1994:L'articolo 2
  • 1996:Cervellini fritti impanati
  • 1997:Il carniere
  • 1999:A Respectable Man
  • 1999:Cristallo di rocca (TV)
  • 2003:I ragazzi della via Pál (TV)
  • 2006:Mafalda di Savoia miniseries
  • 2009:Lo smemorato di Collegno (TV)
  • 2009:Il piccolo
Cinematographer
  • 1983:À la poursuite de l'étoile
  • 1985:Mediatori e carrozze
  • 1987:Lunga vita alla signora!
  • 2009:Il piccolo
Film editor
  • 1989:Maicol
  • 1991:L'attesa
Assistant director
  • 2009:Terra madre

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