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Pasquale Squitieri (27 November 1938 – 18 February 2017[1]) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Pasquale Squitieri
Pasquale Squitieri.jpg
Born (1938-11-27)27 November 1938
Naples, Italy
Died 18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Film director
Years active 1969-2017
Spouse(s) Ottavia Fusco (2003–2017, his death)
Partner(s) Claudia Cardinale
Children Claudia Squitieri


Life and careerEdit

Born in Naples, Squitieri graduated in law, then was briefly involved in stage, as author ("La battaglia") and even actor (directed by Francesco Rosi).[2] He made his film debut with Io e Dio, produced by Vittorio De Sica, and, after two spaghetti westerns he signed as William Redford, he focused on drama films centered on political and social issues.[2] His film Il prefetto di ferro won the David di Donatello for Best Film in 1978.[3] Li chiamarono... briganti!, a film about the brigand Carmine Crocco, was suspended from the cinemas and it is not available on the home video market. Squitieri was the partner of Claudia Cardinale from 1974.[2] His 1980 film Savage Breed was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] Since 2003 he has been romantically linked to the actress and singer Ottavia Fusco, that married in December 2013.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Il Mattino. "Lutto nel cinema: è morto Squitieri, sceneggiatore e regista". Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. 
  3. ^ "TV: PRESTO IL NUOVO 'PREFETTO DI FERRO'. PROTAGONISTA VINCENT PEREZ". Yahoo! Notizie. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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