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Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man's violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again.
Though only a short subject, this groundbreaking documentary remains one of the most influential and powerful explorations of the Holocaust ever made. Director Alain Resnais bluntly presents an indictment not only of the Nazis but of the world community, and the film is all the more remarkable for its harsh judgment considering the time in which it was made, less than a decade after the end of the war, when questions of responsibility were not yet being addressed. Juxtaposing archival clips from the concentration camps across Germany and Poland with the present-day denials of the camps' existence, the film seeks to once and for all expose the horrifying truth of the Final Solution, as well as to address the continuing anti-Semitism and bigotry that existed long after the war's end. An invaluable resource and testament to history, this film was a profound influence on all films to address issues of the Holocaust, from Judgment at Nuremberg and Shoah to Schindler's List. Night and Fog remains an essential and indispensable document of the 20th century. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This account of the Holocaust is a hard, unflinching account consisting of archival film shot just after the liberation of the death camps, as well as the larger concentration... Read morePublished 14 months ago by beta119
Very VERY short but definitely worth it. All non-fiction which is graphic as it is raw footage from the liberation at the camps. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M Smith
This is a film about the Holocaust. It is a nightmare of a summary. Don't watch this unless you know something about the Holocaust. Read morePublished on June 11 2013 by JeromeC
Several reviewers have already spoken of the powerful impact of this film as a document of the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust. Read morePublished on April 3 2010 by Nate
I was in a Holocaust literature class in college this past semester, and this film was shown. It was so powerful and moving. Read morePublished on May 12 2004
Resnais' Night and Fog is an example of the pure power of image. There is no comfort zone of actors and special effects between the viewer and the movie, it is all real. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by jordan
Night and Fog is a short documentary that depicts Nazi concentration camps in a brutal manner that will not leave anyone untouched. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by Swederunner