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Gillo Pontecorvo

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Gillo Pontecorvo (19 November 1919 – 12 October 2006) was an Italian filmmaker. He worked as a film director for more than a decade before his best known film La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers, 1966) was released. For this he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1969 and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in that year. His other films include Kapò (1960), which takes place in a World War II concentration camp, and Burn! (Queimada, 1969), starring Marlon Brando and loosely based on the failed slave revolution in Guadeloupe. In 2000, he received the Pietro Bianchi Award at the Venice Film Festival. He was also a screenwriter and composer of film scores, and a close friend of the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gillo Pontecorvo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 19, 1919 In Pisa, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Outcry 1946-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker 2005-09-03
Known For
Poster of Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker
Poster of Return to Algiers
Poster of Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth
Poster of The Wide Blue Road
Movie Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker Himself 2005-09-03
Movie Marxist Poetry: The Making of 'The Battle of Algiers' Himself 2004-08-01
Movie The Stupids Talk show guest 1996-08-08
Movie Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth Himself 1992-01-01
Movie Return to Algiers Himself 1992-05-13
Movie The Wide Blue Road Unknown 1957-11-22
Movie Outcry Pietro 1946-11-06