Thank goodness it was only thirty minutes..
almost 3 years
Though it's brief, this film accomplishes its goal. A brilliant documentary.
over 3 years
Unique combination of Resnais's style, la nouvelle vague and the Holocaust. Heartbreaking.
over 6 years
30 mins of pure horrifying devastation. Most powerful film about the Holocaust ever made
over 6 years
Historically accurate documentary splicing great cinematography with the holocaust.
almost 7 years
Shocking, provocative, very strong Holocaust imagery but historically accurate.
Night and Fog (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1955 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The documentary features the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek while describing the lives of prisoners in the camps. Night and Fog was made in collaboration by two survivors of the Holocaust. The script was written by Jean Cayrol. The music of the soundtrack was composed by Hanns Eisler.
Resnais was originally hesitant about making the film and refused the offer to make it until Cayrol was contracted to write the script. The film was shot entirely in the year 1955 and is composed of contemporary shots of the camps and stock footage. Resnais and Cayrol found the film very difficult to make due to its graphic nature and subject matter. The film faced difficulties with French censors unhappy with a shot of a French police officer in the film, and with the German embassy in France, which attempted...