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A long unseen Holocaust documentary, on which Alfred Hitchcock had an advisory role, is being restored with the support of filmmaker Stephen Frears.

The film will be shown in early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “liberation” of Europe.

An accompanying feature length documentary, Night Will Fall, telling the extraordinary story behind the making and suppression of the film, is being prepared by London-based production company Spring Films in association with Angel TV and The Imperial War Museum.

Details of the two projects were revealed at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) by sales agent Cinephil.

The film, made in 1945 by the British Army, chronicles the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and its aftermath.

Produced by Sidney Bernstein and edited by Stewart McAllister (famous for his work with Humphrey Jennings), the doc’s aim was to make it impossible for Germans to deny that the atrocities in the camps took place.

Hitchcock’s role was in advising how the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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