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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 »

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(age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1966)
Ogro Director
(1979)
Kapo 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 Farewell to Enrico Berlinguer (Documentary)
 1979 Ogro
 1969 Burn!
 1960 Kapo
 1960 Pane e zolfo (Documentary short)
 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 short) (as Stefano Gillo)
 1954 Porta Portese (Documentary short)
 1953 Missione Timiriazev (Documentary short)
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3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stefano Gillo | G. Pontecorvo
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He was the younger brother of nuclear physicist Bruno Pontecorvo (1913-1993), the Harwell scientist who defected to the Soviet Union in 1950. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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