Gianluigi Braschi

Gianluigi Braschi (2 July 1963 – 23 October 2008) was an Italian film producer.

Gianluigi Braschi
Born(1963-07-02)July 2, 1963
DiedOctober 23, 2008(2008-10-23) (aged 45)
OccupationFilm producer

He was born in Cesena, Italy on 2 July 1963. He was the brother of actress Nicoletta Braschi, who married Roberto Benigni so he worked frequently with him in comedy films. He began working as a production assistant on Johnny Stecchino (1991). In 1994 he formed Melampo Cinematographic production house along his sister and brother-in-law. He continued to work with Benigni in Il mostro (1994), Pinocchio (2002) and The Tiger and the Snow (2005).[1]

He co-produced the hugely successful film Life Is Beautiful (1997) with Elda Ferri,[2] for which they both received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.[3] The film also earned them a David di Donatello for Best Producer, as well as a European Film Award for Best Film.[4]

He died on 23 October 2008 after a long illness aged 45.[5] The funeral was in Cesena on 25 October at convento delle Clarisse.[6]



  1. ^ Lentz III, Harris M. (11 August 2009). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2008: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 9780786453849.
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (23 October 1998). "FILM REVIEW; Giving a Human (and Humorous) Face to Rearing a Boy Under Fascism". NY Times. The New York Times Company. p. 14. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Oscars: 29 Foreign Language Films That Broke Into the Best Picture or Best Director Races". Indie Wire. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ Moliterno, Gino (21 October 2009). The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 121. ISBN 9780810870598.
  5. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (30 October 2008). "Producer Gianluigi Braschi dies". Variety. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Addio Braschi produttore per Benigni". La Repubblica (in Italian). Divisione Stampa Nazionale. GEDI Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2019.

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