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Pasquale Festa Campanile

Melfi, 28 July 1927 – Rome 25 February 1986




Son of Raffaele Festa Campanile and Olga Pappadà. At nine years old he moved with his family to Rome, where he started working as a journalist and literary critic. In 1947 became editor of the magazine The Literary Fair, in 1948 he received the The Caravella Literary Award and in 1951 the Marzotto Prize for journalism. 

He began working as a screenwriter in Faddija – the law of vengeance by Roberto Montero. His directorial debut is A sentimental attempt, later also directs The ChoirThe Constancy of Reason .

In 1973 produces Rugantino, film adaptation of the musical comedy Garinei and Giovannini. 

In 1976 he directed The soldier of Fortune, with Bud Spencer and Enzo Cannavale, in 1977 hitch-hike, starring Franco Nero. In the 1980s, is dedicated to the subject of transsexuality in nobody's perfect, with Renato Pozzetto and Ornella Muti, so delightful you die, with Enrico Montesano as a transvestite. Pasquale Festa Campanile dies at the age of 58 years, was married to the painter Anna Savior, but he was also romantically linked to Catherine Spaak, Lilli Carati, remarried to Rosalba Mah.






1963/ A sentimental attempt, co-directed by Massimo Franciosa 

1964/ White voices, co-directed by Massimo Franciosa 

1964/ The Constancy of Reason 

1965/ A maiden for a Prince 

1966/ Italian adultery 

1967/ The chastity belt 

1967/ Her husband is mine and kill him anytime I want 

1967/ The girl and the General 

1968/ The matriarch

1969/ Check to the Queen 

1969/ Where are you all naked? 

1970/ When women had tails

1970/ With what love, with love 

1971/  The male blackbird

1972/ The calandria 

1972/ Droit de seigneur 

1973/ The emigrant

1973/ Rugantino 

1974/ The spanking 

1975/ It pays to do love well

1976/ Tell me who does everything for me 

1976/ The soldier of Fortune 

1977/ Hitch-hike 

1978/ How to lose a wife and find a lover

1979/ Saturday, Sunday and Friday, episode Sunday 

1979/ The body of the girl 

1979/ Gegè Bellavita 

1980/ The return of Casanova 

1980/ The robber 

1980/ Give us your hand 

1981/ Nobody's perfect

1981/ Thick as thieves 

1981/ The dip 

1982/ Bingo Bongo 

1982/ The Girl of Trieste 

1982/ So delightful you die 

1982/ Holy cow 

1983/ A rich man, poor man 

1983/ On having Tourette 

1984/ Respectable outrage 





1949/ Faddija – the law of vengeance, directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero 

1955/ Lovers, directed by Mauro Bolognini 

1957/ Terror in the city, directed by Anton Giulio Majano 

1957/ The woman who came from the sea, by Francesco De Robertis 

1957/  The Sabella Woman, Dino Risi 

1957/  Beautiful but poor, Dino Risi 

1957/ The Mama's boy, directed by Mauro Morassi 

1957/  Holidays in Ischia, by Mario Camerini 

1958/ Young husbands, directed by Mauro Bolognini 

1958/ Thief him, thief her, directed by Luigi Zampa 

1958/ Toto and Marcellin, directed by Antoni Musu 

1958/ Everyone's in love, directed by Giuseppe Orlandini 

1958/ Venice, the moon and you, Dino Risi 

1959/ Ferdinand I, King of Naples, directed by Giani Franciolini

1959/ The magistrate, directed by Luigi Zampa 

1959/ The one hundred kilometers, directed by Giulio Petroni 

1959/ Poor millionaires, by Dino Risi 

1960/ Rocco and his brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti

1960/ The Colonel's three et cetera, by Claude Boissol 

1961/ The killer, directed by Elio Petri 

1961/ The Lovemakers (film), directed by Mauro Bolognini

1962/ The beauty of Hippolyta , directed by Giancarlo Zagni

1962/ The four days of Naples, directed by Nanni Loy 

1962/ The beauty of Hippolyta, directed by Franco Rossi

1963/ The Leopard, by Luchino Visconti (1963/

1963/  In Italy is called love, directed by Virgilio Sabel 

1963/  No Sun nor Moon, directed by Luciano Ricci 

1963/  A modern history – the Queen Bee, directed by Marco Ferreri 






1957/ Grandmother Sabella 

1975/ It pays to do love well 

1977/ The Thief 

1980/ Sin 

1982/ The Girl of Trieste 

1984/ For love, just for love 

1985/ The witch in love 

1986/ Merry Christmas, happy new year