Francesco Nuti

Francesco Nuti (born 17 May 1955) is an Italian actor, film director and screenwriter.

Francesco Nuti
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Born (1955-05-17) 17 May 1955 (age 65)
Prato, Italy
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1982-2005

BiographyEdit

Born in Prato, Nuti began his professional career as an actor in the late 1970s, when he formed the cabaret group Giancattivi together with Alessandro Benvenuti and Athina Cenci. The group took part in the TV shows Black Out and Non Stop for RAI TV, and shot their first feature film, West of Paperino (1981), written and directed by Benvenuti.

The following year Nuti abandoned the trio and began a solo career with three movies directed by Maurizio Ponzi: What a Ghostly Silence There Is Tonight (1982), The Pool Hustlers (1982) and Son contento (1983). Starting in 1985, he began to direct his movies, scoring an immediate success with the films Casablanca, Casablanca and All the Fault of Paradise (1985), Stregati (1987), Caruso Pascoski, Son of a Pole (1988), Willy Signori e vengo da lontano 1990 and Women in Skirts (1991). In 1988 he also participated at the Sanremo Festival with the song "Sarà per te", later recorded by Mina. In 1992 he sang with Mietta in "Lasciamoci respirare", written by singer-songwriter Biagio Antonacci.

The 1990s were however a period of decline for the Tuscan director, with poorly successful movies such as OcchioPinocchio (1994), Mr. Fifteen Balls (1998), Io amo Andrea (2000) and Caruso, Zero for Conduct (2001). In the following years Nuti also started to suffer from depression and alcoholism.

The accident and the permanent disabilityEdit

On 2 September 2006, just before starting to shoot a new film (which was going to be titled Olga e i fratellastri Billi), Nuti was admitted to the hospital Policlinico Umberto I in Rome, following a severe fall from the stairs of his home.[1] The accident caused Nuti a subdural hematoma that lead to serious cerebral damage, leaving him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak or move.[2] In the following years, a few public appearances on Italian television publicly displayed his disabled condition, triggering both a powerful emotional response from Nuti's fans, and outrage for what was perceived as a ruthless exploitation of the former director's suffering.[3] In 21 September 2016, a second fall lead to Nuti being hospitalized in critical conditions again.[4] In July 2017, Nuti's daughter, Ginevra, becomes Nuti's legal guardian after her coming of age.[5]

FilmographyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Article on Rai News website
  2. ^ (in Italian) [1]
  3. ^ (in Italian) [2]
  4. ^ (in Italian) [3]
  5. ^ (in Italian) [4]

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