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  • Riso Amaro

  • L'Amore in Città

  • Un Fiume Di Dollari

  • Mussolini: Ultimo Atto

  • Amore e Rabbia

  • Germany, Year Zero

  • Duel of the Champions

  • Il Grido

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Carlo Lizzani Biography

  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
  • Born: Apr 3, 1917
  • Died: Oct 5, 2013

A film critic, Lizzani became a scriptwriter and assistant director after World War II, and worked on such notable films of the late '40s as Roberto Rossellini's [[Feature~V74492~Germania Anno Zero~germanyyearzero]] (aka Germany Year Zero), Giuseppe De Santis' [[Feature~V5775~Riso Amaro~risoamaro]] (aka [[Feature~V5775~Bitter Rice~risoamaro]]), and Alberto Lattuada's [[Feature~V32686~Il Mulino Del Po~millofthestonewomen]] (aka The Mill on the Po). After helming documentaries, he debuted as a feature director with the admired World War II drama [[Feature~V135755~Achtung! Banditi!~banditi]] Respected for his drama [[Feature~V135118~Cronache Di Poveri Amanti~cronachedipoveriamanti]] (aka [[Feature~V135118~Chronicle of Poor Lovers~cronachedipoveriamanti]]), he proved to be a solid director of genre films, notably crime films such as [[Feature~V159112~Banditi A Milano~banditiamilano]] (aka [[Feature~V159112~The Violent Four~banditiamilano]]) and [[Feature~V88091~Crazy Joe~crazyjoe]]. He worked frequently for Italian television in the '80s, returning to films to helm features like Celluloid (1996), which won him a David di Donatello Award for Best Script, and Hotel Meina in 2007. Lizzani died in 2013 at age 91. ~ Rovi