Mario Monicelli

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Mario Monicelli

Mario Monicelli (May 15, 1915 in Rome, Italy — 29 November 2010, Rome, Italy)[1] was an Italian movie director famous for his comedy movies of the 1940—1960s.[2] He was twice nominated for an Oscar award. One of his movies, The Great War (1959), won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.[2] In 1991 the Venice Film Festival gave him a lifetime achievement award.[2]

Suffering from terminal prostate cancer, Monicelli jumped to his death from a fifth floor hospital window in Rome.[3] He was 95 years old.

Movies[change | change source]

  • The Boys of Paul Street (1935)
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
  • The Great War (1959)
  • I Compagni (1963)
  • Casonova 70 (1965)

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