Ugo Pirro

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Ugo Pirro
Ugo Pirro (right) on the set of Celluloide, Rome 1996
Born Ugo Mattone
April 20, 1920
Salerno, Italy
Died January 18, 2008(2008-01-18) (aged 87)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Screenwriter, novelist
Language Italian
Genre Fiction, screenwriting

Ugo Pirro (April 20, 1920 – January 18, 2008) was an Italian screenwriter and novelist.[1][2][3]

Born Ugo Mattone in Salerno, he debuted as screenwriter for director Carlo Lizzani (Achtung! Banditi!, 1951, and Il gobbo, 1960).

His screenplays of the 1970s include films Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto and Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini, which both won Academy Awards as Best Foreign Film. Pirro was also a literature author, his most notable works being Le soldatesse (1956), set in the Italian occupation of Greece during World War II, and Celluloide, adapted for cinema by Lizzani in 1996.[4]

Pirro died in Rome in 2008.[1]






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