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Kapò (1960)

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A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp.

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Edith, alias Nicole Niepas
Laurent Terzieff ...
Sascha
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Didi Perego ...
Sofia
Gianni Garko ...
Karl, German Soldier
Annabella Besi
Graziella Galvani
Eleonora Bellinzaghi
Bruno Scipioni
Dragomir Felba ...
(as Felba Dragomir)
Mira Dinulovic
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
(as Semca Sokolic)
Dirjana Dojic
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Kapo is a black and white film that tells the story of 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. Written by Marina Ionescu

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One of six million UNTOLD stories WE DARE NOT FORGET!

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29 September 1960 (Italy)  »

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Edith, alias Nicole Niepas: [to Sasha] Your mother won't like me, I'm not a good girl, and my name's not Nicole, I'm a Jew.
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The story of a lady taken arrested by nazis who became a boss of her colleagues in prison.
11 November 2001 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If somebody would like to see what was a nazi prison, one has to see this movies. It showed with realism the nature of cruelty by nazis and the ways they used some of their prisoners to watch the movement of the rest and to combat effectively any possible plot against them. Pontecorvo is a director with a few films, but all of them always show real facts of the history, and this film is not an exception


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