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Sergio Martino

Italian film director

Sergio Martino is ...


Born 19 July 1938 in Rome
Age 84 years, 11 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Italy
Sibling Luciano Martino
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film producer and film screenwriter
Genre digital library and spaghetti western
Relative Gennaro Righelli
Field of work film, film direction and film screenwriting

About Sergio Martino

Sergio Martino is a legendary Italian film director, born on July 19, 1938. He is known for his contributions to the giallo genre, a type of Italian horror film that combines elements of mystery, thriller, and slasher films. Martino's films are characterized by their stylish visuals, intricate plots, and shocking violence.

Martino began his career in the film industry as an assistant director in the 1960s. He quickly rose through the ranks and began directing his own films in the early 1970s. His first major success was the 1971 film "The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh," which starred the iconic actress Edwige Fenech. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it established Martino as a major force in the giallo genre.

Martino went on to direct a string of successful giallo films throughout the 1970s, including "All the Colors of the Dark," "Torso," and "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail." These films were known for their inventive plots, stylish visuals, and shocking violence. Martino's films often featured strong female leads, which was unusual for the genre at the time.

In addition to his work in the giallo genre, Martino also directed a number of other films, including comedies, action films, and science fiction movies. He continued to work in the film industry throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but his output slowed down in the 2000s.

Despite his prolific career, Martino is not as well-known outside of Italy as some of his contemporaries, such as Dario Argento and Mario Bava. However, his influence on the giallo genre cannot be overstated. His films continue to be celebrated by horror fans and cinephiles around the world.


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