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Night and Fog -- Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps with haunting wartime footage.

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Director:
Writer:
Jean Cayrol (commentary)
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1955 (France) See more »
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Plot:
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Michel Bouquet ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Reinhard Heydrich ... Himself - Behind Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself - with Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself - Views Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julius Streicher ... Himself - Makes Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alain Resnais 
 
Writing credits
Jean Cayrol (commentary)

Chris Marker  script editor (uncredited)

Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
Samy Halfon .... producer
Philippe Lifchitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hanns Eisler 
 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet 
Sacha Vierny 
 
Film Editing by
Alain Resnais (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Édouard Muszka .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
André Heinrich .... assistant director (as André Heinreich)
Jean-Charles Lauthe .... assistant director
Chris Marker .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacqueline Chasney .... sound recordist
Henri Colpi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Henry Ferrand .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Anne Sarraute .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Henri Michel .... historical consultant
Olga Wormser .... historical consultant
Alexander Alan .... text: English version (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Nuit et brouillard" - France (original title)
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32 min
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The film from Buchenwald, directed by Billy Wilder, with "Human skin lampshade" and two shrunken heads is considered as allied propaganda as the lamp from the movie has vanished and was not submitted as evidence in 1947 trial. Heads were submitted but none of the accused was specifically charged with shrinking these heads.See more »
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Récitant/Narrator:As I speak to you now, the icy water of the ponds and ruins fill the hallows of the mass graves, a frigid and muddy water, as murky as our memory. War nods off to sleep, but keeps one eye always open.See more »
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Edited from Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)See more »

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35 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Words cannot express the power of this film., 17 April 2003
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

I had heard the phrase "Night and Fog", but had missed the true meaning of it until I saw this movie sitting on a shelf in a local video store. I rented it and watched.

I don't possess a vocabulary to convey the impact the images had upon me. I sat unmmoving, sick to my stomach. Those images would not leave my head.

As a student of history, I had seen still images and brief clips of the victims of the Holocaust. None of it compared to seeing these images moving across my screen.

To any doubters of the Holocaust, I say, "Watch this film!" It did happen. This is the result of hatred and complacency. We like to think it couldn't happen here, until we remember the treatment of the Native Americans and the slaves brought to this country. We think it could never happen again, until Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia, Rwanda, etc., showed it still does.

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