Dino Risi

Italian film director (1916-2008)

Dino Risi (23 December 1917 – 7 June 2008) was an Italian movie director. He was thought to have been the greatest comedic movie director in Italy.[1]

Dino Risi
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Born(1917-12-23)23 December 1917
Died7 June 2008(2008-06-07) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy
Years active1946–2002
AwardsCésar Awards
1976 Profumo di donna

His best known works were Poor, But Handsome (Poveri ma belli), followed by two sequels, which he also directed; A Difficult Life (Una vita difficile); The Easy Life (Il sorpasso); Opiate '67 or, in a cut version, 15 From Rome (I Mostri); and Scent Of A Woman (Profumo di Donna).


  1. "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-01.

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