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Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955)

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, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
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On DVD: Jun 24, 2003
Argos Films


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Critic Reviews for Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

Only half an hour long, this is the greatest film ever made about the concentration camps.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A haunted litany about unspeakable events barely a decade old, the madness of history and the sin of forgetfulness

Full Review… | December 27, 2013

One of the greatest documentaries ever made.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
Film Threat

Still remains timely.

Full Review… | July 22, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Regardless, this is a film that must be viewed. It's almost a prerequisite to being human to have to come face to face with your own capacity for inhumanity. Only after you recognize it can you deal with it.

August 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)


A film that is hard but necessary to watch. Extremely powerful.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Easily the most unforgettable and moving documentary you will ever see. The sober narrative contrasted with the grave footage of Nazi atrocities makes for a very moving experience. The camera also glides over the ruins which perfectly augments the narrative's meditation on who is culpable for these crimes. The runtime is short, but the impact lasts long after your viewing.

Reid Volk

Super Reviewer

Powerful, gruesome documentary footage of Nazi concentration camps. A hard but necessary watch, should be required viewing for students the world over.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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