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      Lina Wertmüller

      Lina Wertmüller

      Highest Rated: 86% The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 42% Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1973)

      Birthday: Aug 14, 1928

      Birthplace: Rome, Italy

      This European director's grotesque/comic treatments of weighty political, social and sexual themes earned her a sizeable cult following in the mid-1970s. In 2020, Lina Wertmuller received an Honorary Oscar at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Lina Wertmuller died at the age of 93 in her native Rome on December 9, 2021.

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      Lina Wertmüller ITALIAN DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER (ARCANGELA FELICE ASSUNTA WERTMULLER VON ELGG SPANOL VON BRAUEICH) POSING FOR A PHOTOSHOOTING. ITALY, 7TH NOVEMBER 1963 (RA06428) SEVEN BEAUTIES, (AKA PASQUALINO SETTEBELLEZZE), DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER (RIGHT), ON SET, (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), 1975 SEVEN BEAUTIES, (aka PASQUALINO SETTEBELLEZZE), director Lina Wertmuller on set, 1975 A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN, (aka THE END OF THE WORLD IN OUR USUAL BED IN A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN), Lina Wertmuller, Giancarlo Giannini, 1978 THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI, (AKA MIMI METALLURGICO FERITO NELL'ONORE), (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), FROM LEFT: GIANCARLO GIANNINI, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, MARIANGELA MELATO, ON SET, 1972 SWEPT AWAY, (AKA SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, AKA TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), FROM LEFT: GIANCARLO GIANNINI, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, MARIANGELA MELATO, ON SET, (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), 1974 UP TO DATE, (AKA IN UNA NOTTE DI CHIARO DI LUNA), FROM LEFT: RUTGER HAUER, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, ON SET, (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), 1989. © CARO-LINE DISTRIBUTION CIAO, PROFESSORE! (aka IO SPERIAMO CHE ME LA CAVO), Paolo Villaggio, (center), director Lina Wertmuller, (right), 1992, ©Miramax A JOKE OF DESTINY, LYING IN WAIT AROUND THE CORNER LIKE A BANDIT, (aka SCHERZO DEL DESTINO IN AGGUATO DIETRO L'ANGOLO COME IN BRIGANTE DA STRADA), director Lina Wertmuller, Ugo Tognazzi, 1983, © Samuel Goldwyn BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES, LINA WERTMULLER, ON SET, 2015. PH: EMANUELE RUIZ/© KINO LORBER BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES, LINA WERTMULLER, 2015. PH: EMANUELE RUIZ/© KINO LORBER BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES, LINA WERTMULLER, 2015. PH: EMANUELE RUIZ/© KINO LORBER CIAO, PROFESSORE! (aka IO SPERIAMO CHE ME LA CAVO), Director Lina Wertmuller, 1992, (c)Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glance of Music Self $69.3K 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fellinopolis Self - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannaggia alla miseria Director - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sophia: Ieri, oggi, domani Self - 2007
      No Score Yet 78% Francesca and Nunziata Director,
      Writer
      - 2001
      No Score Yet 0% Ferdinand and Carolina Director,
      Writer
      - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirlwind of Sex and Politics Director,
      Writer
      - 1996
      57% 76% Ciao, Professore! Director,
      Writer
      $63.0K 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday, Sunday and Monday Director - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Save Nine Director - 1989
      No Score Yet 33% On a Moonlit Night Director,
      Writer
      - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Night, With Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil Director $195.7K 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Camorra Director,
      Writer
      - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sotto, Sotto Director - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Softly, Softly Director - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Joke of Destiny Director - 1984
      No Score Yet 43% Blood Feud Director,
      Writer
      - 1979
      No Score Yet 33% A Night Full of Rain Director,
      Writer
      - 1978
      No Score Yet 60% All Screwed Up Director - 1976
      67% 88% Seven Beauties Director $12.0K 1976
      59% 80% Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August Director,
      Writer
      $7.9K 1974
      No Score Yet 89% Love and Anarchy Director,
      Writer
      - 1973
      42% 78% Brother Sun, Sister Moon Screenwriter - 1973
      86% 76% The Seduction of Mimi Director,
      Writer
      - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Belle Starr Story Director,
      Writer
      - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Non stuzzicate la zanzara Director,
      Writer
      - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rita the Mosquito Director,
      Writer
      - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Talk About Men Director - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Questa volta parliamo di uomini Writer,
      Director
      - 1965
      No Score Yet 67% The Basilisks Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1963