Il Due Centesimo Giorno (English: The Two Hundredth Day) is a 2004 Italian feature film written and directed by Cesare Cannaterri, revolving around the final day of the Battle of Milan. The film centers on the events concerning members of the Rossi family in the war-torn city as the Italian forces are overrun by the Turkish Army following the defeat of reinforcements at Pavia.
The film was screened to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, the Kennedy Film Festival and the Yorktown Film Festival, and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes as well as the Best Picture Award at the Paris International Film Exhibition and Best Foreign Film at the French Film Industry Awards. In the United States, it placed second in voting at the Kennedy Festival for Best Picture and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and appeared high on numerous Best of 2004 lists, including the top spot on Roger Ebert's.
Despite its accolades in Europe and North America, the film was banned in Turkey and several other countries in the Middle East for its content of nudity, excessive violence and negative portrayal of Turkish soldiers. However, the film was screened widely with heavy editing in Persia due to its casting of Turks as villains, and the filmmaker criticized the Persian government of using a film about the plight of Italians as a propaganda tool for their own devices.