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143 Ratings


Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy, France, 1959
Drama, History, War


Before he left his mark forever on cinema with the revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, the extraordinary Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directed this audacious, uncompromising World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1961 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1961 | Winner: Best Actress

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1961 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

1961 | Nominee: Best Score

Golden Globes (Italy)

1961 | Nominee: Best Film

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