Paolo Heusch

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Paolo Heusch
Born (1924-02-26)26 February 1924
Rome, Italy
Died 16 October 1982(1982-10-16) (aged 58)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Film director
Years active 1949 - 1970

Paolo Heusch (26 February 1924 – 16 October 1982) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed ten films between 1958 and 1970.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome, Heush started his career immediately after the World War II as a script supervisor.[1] Between 1949 and 1957 he was active as an assistant director for over twenty films.[1] After directing a number of documentaries, he made his feature film debut in 1958 with The Day the Sky Exploded, the first science fiction film produced in Italy.[1] His following film, The Defeated Victor, was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712. 
  2. ^ " Awards for The Defeated Victor". Retrieved 10 January 2010. 

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