002 Operazione Luna

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002 operazione luna
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Screenplay by
Music by Coriolano Gori[1]
Cinematography Tino Santoni[1]
Edited by Pedro del Rey[1]
  • IMA Productions
  • Agata Films S.A.[1]
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)

002 operazione Luna is a 1965 comedy and science fiction film directed by Lucio Fulci. The film stars Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Mónica Randall and Linda Sini.[2]


When a Soviet space craft is lost in space with two cosmonauts on board, the KGB authorities abduct two petty criminals as their doubles.



Director Lucio Fulci stated that both 002 operazione luna and The Two Parachutists had more restrictions put on him than usual.[1] Fulci explained that both films were shot in seven weeks.[1] Despite the title, the film is not a spy spoof and there are few scenes set in outer space.[3] Along with Warriors of the Year 2072, this film was among the two films that had Fulci attempt a science fiction themed production.[3]

Fulci has proclaimed that to film the scene where a space ship takes off in the film, he used four lights, a black cloth over a stage with a lot of little bulks on the floor for stars that was shot in slow motion.[1][3] Fulci referred to this scene as "a source of pride for me!".[1][3] Howarth, a Fulci biographer commented that Fulci's memory must have wrong, as the scene in the film is accomplished through stock footage.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Howarth 2015, p. 101.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Howarth 2015, p. 102.


  • Howarth, Troy (2014). Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films. Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. ISBN 1936168537. 

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