Paolo Heusch

Paolo Heusch
Born (1924-02-26)26 February 1924
Rome, Italy
Died 16 October 1982(1982-10-16) (aged 58)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Film director
Years active 1949 - 1970

Paolo Heusch (26 February 1924 16 October 1982) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed ten films between 1958 and 1970.

Life and career

Born in Rome, Heush started his career immediately after the World War II as a script supervisor.[1] Between 1949 and 1957 he was active as an assistant director for over twenty films.[1] After directing a number of documentaries, he made his feature film debut in 1958 with The Day the Sky Exploded, the first science fiction film produced in Italy.[1] His following film, The Defeated Victor, was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 3 Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. " Awards for The Defeated Victor". Retrieved 10 January 2010.
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