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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


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 is the partner of Claudia Cardinale from 1974.[2] His 1980 film Savage Breed was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[4]

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. 
  4. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 

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