Night and fog Nuit et brouillard

DVD - 2016

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, the film contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.

Saved in:

2nd Floor Show me where

1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor DVD/940.53185/Night Checked In
Documentary films
Short films
New York, NY : Criterion Collection [2016]
Other Authors
Alain Resnais, 1922-2014 (director), Jean Cayrol (-), Michel Bouquet (narrator)
DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; full screen
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Mono, full screen 1.37:1.
Essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe in container.
Features: excerpt from a 1994 audio interview with director Alain Resnais; new interview with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer; Face aux fantômes (2009, 99 min.) documentary featuring historian Sylvie Lindeperg that explores the French memory of the Holocaust and the controversy surrounding the film's release; new English subtitle translation.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (32 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Directors of photography, Ghislain Cloquet, Sacha Vierny ; narrator, Michel Bouquet ; music, Hanns Eisler ; production designer, Edouard Muszka.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Library Journal Review

A decade after the Nazi concentration camps were liberated, French New Wave pioneer Alain Renais (Hiroshima Mon Amour; Last Year at Marienbad) captured the desolate killing grounds, contrasting them with wartime footage of genocidal atrocities. Using a carefully measured voice-over with music intended to avoid the typical emotional response, Renais encourages a thoughtful consideration of the Holocaust, with time and memory presaging themes the director would revisit in his subsequent dramatic features. A succinct documentary not lacking for impact. [See Trailers, LJ 6/1/16] © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.