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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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Release Date:
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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A masterpiece as only the French could make See more (81 total) »

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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Runtime:
32 min
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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 »
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Récitant/Narrator:With our sincere gaze we survey these ruins, as if the old monster lay crushed forever beneath the rubble. We pretend to take up hope again as the image recedes into the past, as if we were cured once and for all of the scourge of the camps. We pretend it happened all at once, at a given time and place. We turn a blind eye to what surrounds us and a deaf ear to humanity's never-ending cry.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Night and Fog in Japan (1960)See more »

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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece as only the French could make, 9 May 2002
Author: Agent10 from Tucson, AZ

This movie is the greatest Holocaust film ever, and few will ever deny this fact. Beautiful and intense, its makes the stomach turn when one sees the footage and pictures obtained in this film. I've never seen footage this brutal in my entire life, not even in a movie. The voice-overs seem odd at place, but it is really the voice of history, speaking of unspeakable horrors which are captured almost perfectly in this film. A dark tribute to those who lost their lives in the concentration camps. This should be used as a teaching tool for tolerance and the atrocities of World War II.

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