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The French/Italian/Yugoslav concentration camp drama Kapo stars Susan Strasberg, who several years earlier had originated the title role in the Broadway production The Diary of Anne Frank. Here, Ms. Strasberg is once again a European Jewish teenager victimized by the Nazis. Interred in a concentration camp, Strasberg is befriended by the camp's kindly doctor, who helps her hide her true identity and work as a camp guard, or "kapo." Unfortunately, Strasberg's new found power goes to her head, and her abuse of that power is very nearly on the same level as the Nazis. Brought… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kapo goes completely kaput."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"... the documentary detail of the physical recreation and the matter-of-fact evocation of life under such conditions gives it a power beyond the plot..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Pontecorvo is not the visionary firebrand of The Battle of Algiers here. He cares about the subject passionately--as a Jew, and as a Communist leader in the Italian Resistance--but he turns it into pap."
‑ Alan Dale, Blogcritics.org
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