Giuseppe De Santis

Italian film director.

Giuseppe De Santis (11 February 1917 – 16 May 1997) was an Italian film director. One of the most idealistic neorealist filmmakers of the 1940s and 1950s, he wrote and directed films punctuated by ardent cries for social reform.

He was the brother of Italian cinematographer Pasqualino De Santis. His wife was Gordana Miletic, a Yugoslav actress and former ballet dancer.

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