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26 days to watch
Genre Maestro
14 Ratings

Wake Up and Die

Svegliati e uccidi

Directed by Carlo Lizzani
France, 1966
Drama, Crime
  • Italian
  • English
Genre Maestro


Luciano Lutring is a dangerous fugitive in Italy where he meets Candida, a nightclub singer, and they fall in love. On their back is Candida’s lover Franco Magni, a two-bit gangster. Powered by his new-found fame and reputation, Lutring increasingly becomes more and more reckless.

Our take

This week’s double feature highlights the diverse genre mastery of Italian Carlo Lizzani. Based on the story of a real gangster, our first film presages the trend of Italian crime films in the 70s while judiciously riffing off the criminal romance of the New Wave. Co-starring Gian Maria Volontè.

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Awards & Festivals

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1967 | Winner: Best Actress

Golden Globes (Italy)

1967 | Winner: Best Actress

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