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Dino Risi

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Biography

Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico (1941). Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a local newspaper in his spare time.

After the Second World War, he met a producer who financed his short films. One of these, Buio in sala (1948), was bought by Carlo Ponti. At that point, Risi decided to become a movie director. Read more...

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