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Italian comedy master Dino Risi dies at age 91

Film director Dino Risi, one of the fathers of the 'commedia all'italiana' (Italian comedy) genre that flourished in post-war Italy has died in Rome at the age of 91 after a long period of ill health.Risi's more than fifty films endeared him to Italians and foreign audiences for his talent at showcasing the transition from the post war era into the prosperous economic boom of the 1960s with an ironic tinge typified in many pictures such as his 1956 film

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