Daniele Luchetti

Daniele Luchetti (born 25 July 1960) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor.

Life and career

Luchetti was born in Rome. 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.[1]

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).

His most recent films are Mio fratello è figlio unico (2006), for which Elio Germano won the David di Donatello as best actor in a leading role, and La nostra vita (2010), which was the only Italian film selected for official competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] Elio Germano shared the prize for Best Actor for his interpretation of Claudio, along with Javier Bardem.

Luchetti has also directed a number of documentaries and advertisements.

Filmography as director


  1. "Festival de Cannes: It's Happening Tomorrow". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. Chang, Justin (14 April 2010). "Cannes revs up slate". Variety.
  3. "Hollywood Reporter: Cannes Lineup". hollywoodreporter. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.

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