Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Nominated as Best Foreign Film at the 1961 Academy Awards, this black and white movie dares us not to forget the horror of the Holocaust.
Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directs this audacious World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp who attempts to save herself from death by assuming another’s identity and becoming a ruthless warden.
Festivals & Awards
Academy Awards, USA 1961 - Nominee: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film Italy
Avellino Neorealism Film Festival 1961 - Winner: Laceno d'Oro - Best Film: Gillo Pontecorvo
Golden Globes, Italy 1961 - Nominee: Golden Globe - Best Film - Gillo Pontecorvo
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1961
Winner: Silver Ribbon - Best Supporting Actress - Didi Perego
Nominee: Silver Ribbon Best Score (Migliore Musica) - Carlo Rustichelli
Mar del Plata Film Festival 1961
Winner: Best Actress - Susan Strasberg
Nominee: Best Film International Competition - Gillo Pontecorvo
- A KAPO'
- Yugoslavia, France, Italy
- 100 min.
- Susan Strasberg
- Laurent Terzieff