Kapo Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for Kapo the Movie

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A 14-year-old Jewish girl and her family are imprisoned by the Nazis in a concentration camp. There, the girl changes identities with the help of the camp doctor, and rises to the position of camp guard. She proceeds to become taken with her power until a friend commits suicide and jolts the girl back into harsh reality. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film (lost to "The Virgin Spring"). Primarily English dialogue, with subtitles for foreign language.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from Italian, French, Yugoslavian.

Cast and Crew

Germany, The Holocaust, World War II, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs
Gillo Pontecorvo
Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanuelle Riva, Gianni "John" Garko
Gillo Pontecorvo
Vides Cinematografica, Zebra, Cineriz, Francinex

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