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Daniele Luchetti

Born in Rome on 25th July 1960, is a film director, screenwriter and actor. He debuted as assistant director for Nanni Moretti in Bianca (1983) and La messa è finita (1985).

Luchetti's first film as director was Domani accadrà of 1988, which won a David di Donatello as best debuting film and received a mention in the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

His subsequent work was the successful Il portaborse (1991), featuring Silvio Orlando as the ghost-writer of a ruthless politician, played by Nanni Moretti. It was seen as a forecast of the Mani Pulite corruption scandal that struck Italy the following year. The film won four David di Donatello awards.

Luchetti's theatre spectacle "Sottobanco", inspired to Domenico Starnone's works, was later turned into a feature film entitled La scuola (The School, 1995). He has also directed a number of documentaries and advertisements.

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters