Kapò Film Still

Kapò

Gillo Pontecorvo

 
Kapò (Essential Art House DVD)

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 KoreskyApril 13, 2010

Indefatigably political Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, best known for 1966’s truly . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Kapò: Into Darkness

By Michael KoreskyApril 13, 2010

Indefatigably political Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, best known for 1966’s truly . . . Read more »