Luigi Zampa (2 January 1905 – 16 August 1991) was an Italian film director.

Luigi Zampa
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Luigi Zampa in 1952
Born(1905-01-02)2 January 1905
Died16 August 1991(1991-08-16) (aged 86)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director
Years active1933–1979


Son of a worker, Zampa studied film making from 1932 to 1937 at the Italian film school Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome.

He directed several Italian neorealism films in the 1940s. In 1949 he filmed Alarm Bells on Ischia, and also shot a separate British version under the title Children of Chance.

During the 1950s and 1960s he became a director of several successful films belonging to the Commedia all'italiana genre, some starring Alberto Sordi.


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