Kapò Film Still

Kapò

Gillo Pontecorvo

 
Kapò (Essential Art House DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1959
  • 112 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • Italian
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Before he left his mark on cinema forever with the revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directed this audacious World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp, who saves herself from death by assuming another’s identity and becoming a ruthless warden. The Oscar-nominated Kapò was one of the first films to depict the horror of the Holocaust, and it does so with brutality and daring emotional complexity.

Film Essays

Kapò: Into Darkness

By Michael Koresky April 13, 2010

Indefatigably political Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, best known for 1966’s truly revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, once stated that “the ideal director should be three-quarters . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Kapò: Into Darkness

By Michael Koresky April 13, 2010

Indefatigably political Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, best known for 1966’s truly revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, once stated that “the ideal director should be three-quarters . . . Read more »