Pietro Germi, the Good, the Beautiful, the Bad

Pietro Germi, the Good, the Beautiful, the Bad (Pietro Germi: il bravo, il bello, il cattivo)

original title:

Pietro Germi: il bravo, il bello, il cattivo

directed by:


Claudia Cardinale, Stefania Casini, Lando Buzzanca, Virna Lisi, Gianni Moranti, Edoardo Nevola, Stefania Sandrelli, Elena Varzi, Pupi Avati, Carlo Lizzani, Aiace Parolin, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Enrico Lucherini, Mario Sesti, Marco Vanelli, Adriano Aprà, Olga D’Ajello, Francesco Pietro Germi, Marialinda Germi




Carlo Rustichelli


Blue Film, Ascent Film, in coproduction with LA7, with the contribution of Regione Lazio





film run:



HD - colour


Dolby Digital


Ready (13/02/2009)

festivals & awards:

Once upon a time there was a man. He was a "shy, quiet man who loved the warm wide embrace of a large room perhaps because it allowed for private solitude", a suspicious man, who was afraid to cross a square or enter a bar, fearful of finding himself the focus of numerous looks from inquisitive strangers. Once upon a time there was "an old school director " who combined a moral and conservative approach to filmmaking, with scrupulous professionalism, skillful craftsmanship of the language of images, respect for the public’s wishes and a belief in "communicating with the masses" . This is the cinematographic journey of "Pietro Germi: The good the beautiful, the ugly," From the end of neo-realist to the invention of Comedy - Italian style , from the impeccable construction of genre films to experimentation with new paths. The man with the cigar in his mouth and ‘his trousers turned up’ as he is described – is rediscovered through the testimonies of his actors - Claudia Cardinale, Lando Buzzanca, Virna Lisi, Stefania Sandrelli, his peers - Carlo Lizzani, Pupi Avati, historians -Mario Sesti and Adriano Apra, collaborators and family members. A portrait that reveals the remarkable cinematic work of the "Great Carpenter”, a nickname given by Federico Fellini to his friend Pietro Germi.