Pasquale Squitieri

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Pasquale Squitieri
Pasquale Squitieri.jpg
Born(1938-11-27)27 November 1938
Died18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1969–2017
Ottavia Fusco
(m. 2013)
PartnerClaudia Cardinale (1974–2017, his death)
ChildrenClaudia Squitieri

Pasquale Squitieri (27 November 1938 – 18 February 2017[1]) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Naples, Squitieri graduated in law, then was briefly involved in stage, as author ("La battaglia") and even actor (directed by Francesco Rosi).[2] He made his film debut with Io e Dio, produced by Vittorio De Sica, and, after two Spaghetti Westerns he signed as William Redford, he focused on drama films centered on political and social issues.[2] His film Il prefetto di ferro won the David di Donatello for Best Film in 1978.[3] Li chiamarono... briganti!, a film about the brigand Carmine Crocco, was suspended from the cinemas and it is not available on the home video market. Squitieri was the partner of Claudia Cardinale since 1974.[2] His 1980 film Savage Breed was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] Since 2003 he had been romantically linked to the actress and singer Ottavia Fusco, whom he had married in December 2013.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Il Mattino. "Lutto nel cinema: è morto Squitieri, sceneggiatore e regista". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002.
  3. ^ "TV: PRESTO IL NUOVO 'PREFETTO DI FERRO'. PROTAGONISTA VINCENT PEREZ". Yahoo! Notizie. 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  4. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013.

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