Night and fog

Night and fog

DVD - 2003 | French
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Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2003
ISBN: 9780780026940
Branch Call Number: FRE 940.5318 N96w1
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (31 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 25, 2019

This is the most powerful movie ever made. Watch the entire film if you desire. You are warned that this 31 minute film, if you watch all of it, it will never leave your mind. It defines man's inhumanity to man. Read all the reviews, then decide. I taught in a high school and saw it maybe 25 times. YOU ARE WARNED.. This was made by an outstanding director who knew exactly what he wanted to present. Made in 1956. French with English sub titles..(doesn't matter what language it is in)
.... 11 Years after the war. And it is horrific. This film is like a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie. It teaches about hate that no movie ever made can teach. Some of the scenes were from captured Nazi films that the Allies found after they entered Berlin in 1945. You may not believe this review, so go to the Internet Movie Data Base (IMBD) and read those reviews. This film is like no other film ever made, and it is real. Totally real. Some of the most horrific footage of this film was made after the Allies entered this concentration camp. And it is real. You have been warned. It is real, and it is the story of what evil comes out of HATE, HATE, AND MORE HATE.

💀 This is a short film that records the Holocaust, a criminal system in which millions of innocent people were robbed and murdered on an industrial scale, run by a nation generally thought to be civilized. In the twenty years or so after the end of WWII, horrifying footage from concentration camps was regularly run on network TV. (Much of this could not be duplicated by Hollywood even now, because actors can't be asked to slowly starve themselves until their lives are in danger, and you can see the bones in their arms and the skull under their paper-thin skin. You'll notice the inmates in "Schindler's List" look suspiciously well-fed.) I used to think there couldn't be anything worse than that old TV footage, until I saw this film. There is a shot near the end that will freeze the marrow in your bones, if you can believe what you're seeing. The worst part is knowing that these were once people just like you and me, who did nothing more than try to live their lives.

It's a remarkable piece of filmmaking, that creates a palpable sense of dread and tension, that only gets stronger right up to the end. A must-see. French narration, with English subtitles.

tomato Jun 13, 2018

Superb! Especially the poet''s remark at the end about Death sleeping with "one eye open."

Jan 24, 2018

Directed by Alain Resnais in 1956, this 31-minute documentary depicts the horrors of the holocaust while contrasting the stillness of the abandoned concentration camps with haunting wartime footage.
It is a horrifying and shocking revelation of the wartime crimes done by the Nazi.
If you don't like nightmarish disgusting graphic images, don't watch this film.

Oct 19, 2016

Everyone should watch this film, without turning away, to see what can happen to anyone in the name of war. It would be just over a half-hour of your time, to think about the consequences of violent conflict between peoples or nations. A film that must be committed to collective memory.

May 30, 2015

Filled with walking skeletons and half-rotted corpses... powerful.

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