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Kapo

Kapo

A Feature film by Gillo Pontecorvo

Release in France : 26/04/1961

    Synopsis

    Edith is a Jewish teenager sent to a concentration camp together with her parents. She manages to survive with the help of a Jewish doctor who gives her the identity of another woman who had died recently. Thus, Edith becomes Nicole and she is no longer a Jew, at least not in the papers. At first she is very sad about her parents' death but as time passed she realized she had to get out of that mood if she wanted to survive. So, she accepts an affair with a German officer even if she is only 14 and she starts getting privileges, becoming with time a Kapo, one of the women prisoners who were in charge with disciplining the other women. She knows it's the only way to survive but same time she lives in deep remorse even though she never shows any feelings.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Francinex

    French distribution :

    Francinex

    Foreign production companies :

    Vides Cinematografica, Zebra Film, Cineriz, Lovcen Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriters :

    Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas

    Co-producer :

    Robert Chabert

    Editor :

    Roberto Cinquini

    Foreign producers :

    Franco Cristaldi, Moris Ergas, Angelo Rizzoli

    Director of Photography :

    Aleksandar Sekulovic

    Music Composer :

    Carlo Rustichelli

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    War

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France, Yugoslavia

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1960

    French release :

    26/04/1961

    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    23535

    Visa issue date :

    28/03/1961

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Academy Awards - 1961

    Academy Awards (United States, 1961)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film