Rent Kapò on DVD


1959 Rated NR 1hr 56m

Unwilling to endure internment in a Nazi concentration camp, Jewish teenager Edith (Susan Strasberg) seeks help from a caring physician to hide her true identity. Successful in her ruse, Edith becomes a "kapò" -- a guard where her countrymen face torture and death. Writer-director Gillo Pontecorvo's disturbing character study earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1960.

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Movie Details

1961 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1961 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Italian: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.