KAPÒ (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1959)

While Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) probably remains cinema’s most shallow, bug-eyed melodrama about the Holocaust, Kapò is even more drearily sentimental in providing its inside-out view of a Nazi work camp from which inmates are periodically selected for extermination. Gillo Pontecorvo, working—sometimes creatively—from an original script by Franco Solinas and himself, has made a […]