George Hilton - The World Belongs to the Daring

Biography of George Hilton, one of the greatest stars of Italian cinema from the 1960s to 1980s. Hilton left his rich family in Uruguay with nothing but courage and went to Italy after his dream of being an actor, to become a star of spaghetti westerns, thrillers and other popular genres. However, at the height of his career, fate hit him hard. Through his life and career, we have a fascinating panorama of the Italian film industry in which cowboys and masked murderers disputed screens with Fellini, Antonioni and Visconti.

  • Daniel Camargo
    Director
  • Daniel Camargo
    Writer
  • Rosa Topputo
    Producer
  • Daniel Camargo
    Producer
  • George Hilton
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    The Brute and the Beast, Any Gun Can Play, The Ruthless Four, The Sweet Body of Deborah, A Bullet for Sandoval, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, All the Colors of the Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
  • Gianni Garko
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    Blood at Sundown, Morte di un amico, Kapò, If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, Waterloo
  • Sergio Martino
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, All the Colors of the Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, L'allenatore nel pallone, Torso
  • Edwige Fenech
    Key Cast
    “herself”
    All the Colors of the Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Hostel: Part II, Amori miei, Cattivi pensieri,
  • Manolo Bolognini
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    My Dear Killer, Teorema, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Django, Ro.Go.Pa.G., The Nights of Cabiria
  • Michele Massimo Tarantini
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    Sette ore di violenza per una soluzione imprevista, Taxi Girl, La liceale, Gay Salomé, Massacre in Dinosaur Valley, Women in Fury
  • Yvonne Sciò
    Key Cast
    “herself”
    Dinner with a Vampire, Seven Women, Tonight at Alice's, Deathline, Torrente 3: El protector, The Pink Panther, The Nativity Story, Brothel
  • Malisa Longo
    Key Cast
    “herself”
    El Macho, The Way of the Dragon, A Girl Called Jules, Salon Kitty, City of Women, A Cat in the Brain
  • Luigi Cozzi
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    The Killer Must Kill Again, Stracrash, Hercules, Dario Argento: Master of Horror, Contamination
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    George Hilton - il mondo è degli audaci
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 46 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    178,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Uruguay
  • Language:
    Italian, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    !.33:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Agenda Brasil 2019
    Milan
    Italy
    July 13, 2019
    World premiere
Director Biography - Daniel Camargo

Daniel Camargo was born in Niterói, RJ, in Brazil. He is graduated in cinema and among his works are the book "Anthony Steffen - A Saga do Brasileiro que se Tornou Astro do Bangue-Bangue À Italiana, biography of Brazilian-Italian actor Anthony Steffen, whose career spanned 40 years in gialli, westerns and other popular genres of Italian Cinema from the 50's to the early 90's, and the documentaries for television "Boca do Lixo: a Bollywood Brasileira", a 5-episode documental series about Brazilian popular cinema from the 60's to the 80's and the biographical TV special "Antonio Meliande: Pau pra Toda Obra" about life and career of cinematographer Antonio Meliande.

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Director Statement

The camera is an amazing storytelling tool. With my work, I hope to entertain and inform, stimulate thoughts and rescue facts and information forgotten or ignored. Telling the story of George Hilton and this effervescent moment of Italian cinema and culture was a great honor and I hope I have done justice to the artists and professionals who were part of this story. I believe and facts tell this documentary might be an interesting option for festivals for several reasons. First, by the popularity of George Hilton, once his films are now object of cult. Second, this Italian popular cinema which George Hilton was part has a lot of aficionados of all ages that attend its showings. And at last, but not least, Quentin Tarantino pays an explicit homage to Hilton and his cinema in his recent “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”. My documentary explains a lot of Tarantino’s film protagonist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is passing in a way that one film complements the other. By selecting my film, a festival will be contributing to the preservation of an important moment of Italian film history that has been ignored, but has influenced cinema all around the world.