Rodolfo Sonego

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Rodolfo Sonego
Born 27 February 1921
Cavarzano (Belluno), Veneto, Italy
Died 15 October 2000 (aged 79)
Rome, Italy

Rodolfo Sonego (27 February 1921 – 15 October 2000) was an Italian screenwriter.

He wrote Commedia all'italiana films such as A Difficult Life, Il vedovo, and The Traffic Policeman.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Cavarzano, Belluno, Sonego graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin and started an activity as painter and illustrator.[1] During the war he was a partisan, becoming leader of the Fratelli Bandiera Brigade.[1]

After the war Sonego, known for his great communication skills and for his ability in recounting his war experiences, entered the cinema industry as a consulent for several films dedicated to partisan movements during the war.[1] Moved to Rome, he initially collaborated to the screenplays of a number of dramas, working with directors such as Giuseppe De Santis, Alberto Lattuada and Carlo Lizzani.[1] In 1954 he met Alberto Sordi for the screenplay of the comedy film Il seduttore and from then he started a long collaboration with the actor, writing, sometimes uncredited, over 50 films starred by Sordi.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Tatti Sanguineti. Il cervello di Alberto Sordi: Rodolfo Sonego e il suo cinema. Adelphi, 2015. ISBN 884597636X. 

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