Piero Vivarelli

Piero Vivarelli (26 February 1927 7 September 2010) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and lyricist.

Piero Vivarelli
Born(1927-02-26)26 February 1927
Died7 September 2010(2010-09-07) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director

Vivarelli was born in Siena. After his father's death in 1942 at the hands of Yugoslav Partisans, Vivarelli joined the Republic of Salò as a young volunteer of the Decima Flottiglia MAS and for a short time was a member of the Italian Social Movement.[1] Later, from 1949 through the 1990s, he was a member of the Italian Communist Party, and was also the only Italian to receive the Communist Party of Cuba's membership card from Fidel Castro.[1] Mainly active in genre films, he is regarded as a key figure in the musicarello genre.[2][3] He was also active as a lyricist of pop songs, including several hits popularized by Adriano Celentano.[1][3]

Selected filmography


  1. Giuliana Rotondi. "Trapassati alla storia: Piero Vivarelli". Focus Storia n. 49. November 2010. p. 26.
  2. Lino Aulenti. Storia del cinema italiano. libreriauniversitaria, 2011. ISBN 886292108X.
  3. Maurizio Cabona (9 September 2010). "Morto Vivarelli, re del cinema cult". Il Giornale. Retrieved 4 January 2015.

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