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Gillo Pontecorvo (1919–2006)


Gillo Pontecorvo was born on November 19, 1919 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy as Gilberto Pontecorvo. He was a director and writer, known for The Battle of Algiers (1966), Kapò (1960) and Burn! (1969). He was married to Henriette Pontecorvo. He died on October 12, 2006 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Battle of Algiers
(1966)
Kapò
Kapò Director
(1960)
Burn!
Burn! Director
(1969)
Ogro
Ogro Director
(1979)

Filmography

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 2003 Firenze, il nostro domani (Documentary)
 2001 Another World Is Possible (Documentary)
 1997 Nostalgia di protezione (Short)
 1995 Roma dodici Novembre 1994 (Documentary short)
 1992 Ritorno ad Algeri (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 12 registi per 12 città (Documentary) (segment "Udine")
 1984 L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer (Documentary)
 1979 Ogro
 1969 Burn!
 1963 Paras (Documentary)
 1960 Kapò
 1959 Pane e zolfo (Documentary)
 1959 Gli uomini del lago (Documentary short)
 1957 Die Windrose (Documentary) (segment "Giovanna")
 1955 Cani dietro le sbarre (Documentary)
 1955 Giovanna (Short)
 1955 Uomini del marmo (Documentary short)
 1954 Festa a Castelluccio (Documentary)
 1954 Porta Portese (Documentary)
 1953 Missione Timiriazev (Documentary)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. Pontecorvo
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Trivia:

He would often cast non-professionals in order to fill a role with a person who he thought had the right face for the character. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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