Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)

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Night and Fog represents the peak of director Alain Resnais' activities as a short-subject filmmaker. Framed as a documentary, the film is an unsettling view of life inside the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. As he would in his later features (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad et. al.) Resnais toys with chronology, with memory becoming present reality and vice versa at several critical junctures. Jean Cayrol, later responsible for the script of Resnais' Muriel (1962), wrote the narration for Night and Fog. The film was originally released in France as Nuit et Brouillard. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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  • Apr 01, 2016
    Resnais made this disturbing 32-minute documentary only 10 years after the liberation of the Nazi camps, exposing in devastating details a horrific monstrosity that must never be forgotten and turning it into a universal message to remind us that it could happen anywhere.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2012
    A film that is hard but necessary to watch. Extremely powerful.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2012
    Short but haunting. Potentially the most important documentary about the Holocaust filmed within that time period. A triumph for Resnais.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2011
    Night and Fog is one of the greatest documentaries of all time and for a reason. Not only is it a honest and horrifying realistic look into the terrors of the Nazi concentration camps and their madness, but also one that doesn't sugarcoat anything. What we see is real and that makes it the most terrifying and heart wrenching, by the time the short was hitting it's stride around the halfway mark, I was in tears and just angry and feeling hopeless. The images and video depicted is truly as horrific as it is mesmerizing, I found myself pulled into it while at the same time repulsed and sick to my stomach. The Nazi's all denied responsibility in their inhuman crimes and monstrous deeds performed against the over 9,000,000 Jews that died at their hands. It really is hard to feel any pity, when these people were responsible for such cruelty and evil they inflicted on innocent people. Not only does Night and Fog capture this but it causes deep seeded emotion to come out and gives justice to the horrors of those that endured them. Not for the faint of heart, but one that I think everyone should watch and endure at least once.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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