Kapo (1959)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1959
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Kapo goes completely kaput.

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Alan Dale

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Curious Holocaust film.

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Sean Axmaker

... 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...

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Randy Tippy
One of the first films to depict the horrors of the holocaust. Gillo Pontecorvo's blunt, realistic style is perfectly suited for such grim subject matter.… More
Walter M.
"Kapo" starts with 14-year old Edith(Susan Strasberg) finishing her piano lesson and walking home in Paris where she is caught up in the Nazi dragnet… More