Petri, Elio

BORN 29 Jan 1929, Roma, Lazio - DIED 10 Nov 1982, Roma, Lazio
BIRTH NAME Petri, Eraclio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Ampliamento, Gruppo I Monumentale, section 1, row 97, grave 44)

After Elio Petri was thrown out of school he coordinated youth activities for the Italian Communist Party and he worked as a journalist. After the Hungarian rising of 1956 he left the communist party. He became assistant to the director Giuseppe De Santis.

In 1961 he directed his first movie, "L'assassino". "La decima vittima" (1965, "The tenth Victim") included Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress and Elsa Martinelli. "Un tranquillo posto di campagna" (1968, "A Quiet Place in the Country") won a Silver Bear in Berlin. His best known movie was "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto" (1970, "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion"), a psychological satire. In 1982 he directed Arthur Miller's new play "The American Clock" in Geneva. In the same year he made preparations for "Chi illumina la grande notte" with Marcello Mastrianni, but he died of cancer on 10 November.

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• directed Mastroianni, Marcello


The grave of Elio Petri at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2010)


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Published: 01 Jan 2020
Last update: 25 Mar 2023