Rodolfo Sonego

Rodolfo Sonego (27 February 1921 – 15 October 2000) was an Italian screenwriter.

Rodolfo Sonego
Born27 February 1921
Cavarzano (Belluno), Veneto, Italy
Died15 October 2000 (aged 79)
Rome, Italy

He wrote Commedia all'italiana films such as A Difficult Life, Il vedovo, and The Traffic Policeman.

Life and career

Born in Cavarzano, Belluno, Sonego graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin and started an activity as painter and illustrator.[1] During the war he was a partisan, becoming leader of the Fratelli Bandiera Brigade.[1]

After the war Sonego, known for his great communication skills and for his ability in recounting his war experiences, entered the cinema industry as a consulent for several films dedicated to partisan movements during the war.[1] Moved to Rome, he initially collaborated to the screenplays of a number of dramas, working with directors such as Giuseppe De Santis, Alberto Lattuada and Carlo Lizzani.[1] In 1954 he met Alberto Sordi for the screenplay of the comedy film Il seduttore and from then he started a long collaboration with the actor, writing, sometimes uncredited, over 50 films starred by Sordi.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Tatti Sanguineti (2015-04-02). Il cervello di Alberto Sordi: Rodolfo Sonego e il suo cinema. Adelphi, 2015. ISBN 884597636X.
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