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Kapo: Essential Art House DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 117 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
    GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
How far would you go to save yourself? Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo takes an uncompromising look at the dark side of survival by holding a mirror up to the many faces of inhumanity in the concentration camp drama "Kapo" (1959). When Edith, a Parisian Jewish teenager, is shipped off to Auschwitz, a sympathetic camp doctor gives a new identity and she is reborn as Nichole, a Polish criminal, and sentenced to hard labor. Sent to work as a warden, soon her desperation to survive, newfound power, and emotional numbness compel her to thrive within her ranks turn her a brutish as any Nazi. A compelling tragedy that is essential viewing for the serious art house lover.
 
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