Night and Fog (1955)
"Nuit et brouillard" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Short, History  |  1955 (France)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.



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Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Reinhard Heydrich ...
Himself - Behind Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ...
Himself - with Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself - Views Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julius Streicher ...
Himself - Makes Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)


One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and white newsreels, footage shot by the victorious allies, and stills, to tell the story not only of the camps, but to portray the horror of man's brutal inhumanity. Written by Bill Randolph <>

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The then Federal German government intervened successfully to prevent the film being shown at the Cannes Film Festival on the grounds that the festival's regulations prevented any film being shown that would cause offense to any participating nation. Ironically, the director of the Berlin Film Festival lobbied hard for the film to be shown at his festival. See more »


Récitant/Narrator: Somewhere in our midst, lucky Kapos still survive, reinstated officers or anonymous informers. There are those who refused to believe, or believed only for brief moments.
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Edited from Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) See more »

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An Argentine teacher that projected this film during the military dictatorship.
25 November 2002 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This extraordinary film was, of course prohibited during the years that Argentina was ruled by the military dictatorship. Only one man, dared to show it in the middle of mass genocide. This teacher, Manlio Pereira, was the director of the only private film school during the late ´70s. Obviously the school received strange invasions of military spies, but Pereira not only continued to show this masterpiece, but also made a great ceremony out of it, speaking loudly and profoundly of what nazism meant, what were it terribly effects, and why Argentina has falled again in the taste for this awfull criminal behaviour. It is a shame that not always such outstanding names like these are remembered for this little great things.

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