Wake Up and Die

Wake Up and Die (Italian: Svegliati e uccidi), also known as Wake Up and Kill and I Kill for Kicks, is a 1966 Italian crime drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani, based on the real life of Luciano Lutring, an Italian criminal known as "the machine-gun soloist" ("il solista del mitra").[1]

Wake Up and Die
Italian (English export) film poster
Directed byCarlo Lizzani
Produced byJoseph Fryd
Carlo Lizzani
Screenplay byUgo Pirro
Story byUgo Pirro
Carlo Lizzani
StarringRobert Hoffmann
Lisa Gastoni
Gian Maria Volonté
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Sanson Film
Castoro Film
Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques
Distributed byTitanus
Cineriz (Italy)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (International)
Release date
  • 6 April 1966 (1966-04-06)
Running time
123 minutes

For this film Lisa Gastoni was awarded with a Silver Ribbon for Best Actress.[2]



  1. Antonio Bruschini, Antonio Tentori. "Città violente". Tarab, 1998. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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