Tano Cimarosa

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Tano Cimarosa in Milano Rovente (1973)

Tano Cimarosa (actually Gaetano Cisco Cimarosa , born January 1, 1922 in Messina ; † May 24, 2008 ibid) was an Italian actor and film director .


Cimarosa had been in the film business as an actor since 1955 and interpreted frequently, reliably and over a period of 40 years what he actually was: a Sicilian. In addition to comic characters, he also managed intense dramatic roles. He also appeared in films by important directors (such as "Agent Cariddi" in Ettore Scola Il commissario Pepe , the prison guard in Nanni Loy 's Detenuto in attesa di giudizio or the emigrants in Franco Brusati's Bread and Chocolate ; in later) Years several times with Giuseppe Tornatore ) as in genre dozen of goods. He himself occupied the director's chair three times and directed crime films , which, however, did not find their way to German-speaking countries.

Cimarosa's brothers Michele and Giovanni were also active as actors.


  • 1975: Il vizio ha le calze nere
  • 1977: No alla violenza (also screenplay)
  • 1981: Uomini di parola (also screenplay)
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Individual evidence

  1. Roberto Poppi, Article Tano Cimarosa , in: Roberto Chiti, Enrico Lancia, Andrea Orbicciani, Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Rome, Gremese 1998. p. 131
  2. ^ Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano, I registi, Gremese 2002, p. 110