Tonino Cervi

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Tonino Cervi
Born June 4, 1929
Rome, Italy
Died April 1, 2002(2002-04-01) (aged 73)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer

Tonino Cervi (4 June 1929 – 1 April 2002) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and producer.

Background[edit]

Born in Rome, Cervi was the son of actor Gino Cervi and father of actress Valentina Cervi.[1] He made his debut as a film producer in 1952, with La Peccatrice dell'isola by Sergio Corbucci;[1] among others, he produced works of Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Francesco Rosi, Mario Monicelli.[2]

Cervi made his directional debut with the spaghetti Western Oggi a me... domani a te starring Bud Spencer; among his films two box office hits both starring Alberto Sordi, The Miser and Il malato immaginario.[2] He also directed the film Ritratto di borghesia in nero.

Cervi died in Rome of a heart attack.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712. 
  2. ^ a b c Fausto Gianì (2 April 2002). "Morto il regista Tonino Cervi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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