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Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth

The Battle of Algiers • 37m

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    In this 2004 documentary, Gillo Pontecorvo biographer Irene Bignardi, Pontecorvo, producer and actor Saadi Yacef, cinematographer Marcello Gatti, composer Ennio Morricone, actor Jean Martin, editor Mario Morra, and film critic Tullio Kezich recall the development, production, and controversial re...

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