Sergio Bergonzelli

Sergio Bergonzelli (25 August 1924 – 24 September 2002) was an Italian director, screenwriter, producer and actor.

Sergio Bergonzelli
Born25 August 1924 (1924-08-25)
Alba, Italy
Died24 September 2002 (2002-09-25) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Other namesSiro Carme

Life and career

Born in Alba, Cuneo, Bergonzelli graduated in Philosophy, then he started working as an actor with the stage name Siro Carme.[1][2] After being assistant and second unit director in a number of genre films, in 1960 he made his debut as director and screenwriter with Seven in the Sun.[1][2] Also a film producer, Bergonzelli was the first to produce Spaghetti Western films entirely shot in Italy.<[2] In the 1970s he specialized in the erotic genre.[1]

Selected filmography



  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.

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