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Gillo Pontecorvo (1919–2006)


Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He is best known for his 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, widely viewed as one of the finest films of its genre: realistic though fictionalized documentary. Its portrayal of the Algerian resistance during the Algerian War uses the neorealist style pioneered by fellow Italian film directors de ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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

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(1966)
Ogro Director
(1979)
Kapò Director
(1960)
Burn! Director
(1969)

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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!
 1960 Kapò
 1959 Gli uomini del lago (Documentary short)
 1959 Pane e zolfo (Documentary)
 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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3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. Pontecorvo
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He was born into a Jewish family. He moved to France in 1938 to escape Italy's fascist racial laws. He eventually returned to Italy and led a Resistance brigade during WWII. After the war, he studied chemistry and worked as a journalist before becoming a film director; he started out making documentaries. See more »

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Scorpio

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