Writer, director. Born in Padua he got involved in cinema as director of the University Cinema Center. After moving to Rome in 1986 he wrote his first screenplay Hotel Colonial an Italian/American co-production starring Robert Duvall, John Savage, Rachel Ward and Massimo Troisi. He started his collaboration with Gabriele Salvatores writing four scripts:Kamikazen, Marrakech Express, Mediterraneo (1992 Oscar as Best Foreign Film) and Puerto Escondido. As writer he worked with the most interesting directors of the New Italian Cinema: Mazzacurati, Piccioni, D’Alatri, Sciarra and Cristina Comencini. He also wrote Dispara! directed by Spanish director Carlos Saura. He became director in 1994 with The True Life of Antonio H. Later he directed Outlaw!, El Alamein – the line of fire and in 2004 The tunnel of freedom.
1986 Hotel Colonial dir. Cinzia Torrini
1987 Kamikazen dir. Gabriele Salvatores
1988 Marrakech Express dir. Gabriele Salvatore
1989 Il Prete Bello dir. Carlo Mazzacurati
199O La Cattedra dir. Michele Sordillo
1991 Mediterraneo dir. Gabriele Salvatores
1991 Chiedi La Luna dir. Giuseppe Piccioni
1991 Americano Rosso dir. Alessandro D’Alatri
1992 Puerto Escondido dir. Gabriele Salvatores
1993 Bonus Malus dir. Vito Zagarrio
1994 Dispara! dir. Carlos Saura
1999 Liberate I Pesci dir. Cristina Comencini
2001 Alla Rivoluzione dir. Maurizio Sciarra
1995 La Vera Vita Di Antonio H.
1999 Ormai E’ Fatta!
2001 El Alamein – la linea del fuoco
2004 Il Tunnel Della Liberta’ (tv-movie)