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Night Will Fall (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 5 December 2014 (USA)
Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.

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André Singer

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Lynette Singer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Narrator (voice)
Jasper Britton Jasper Britton ... Narrator for German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (voice)
Leonard Berney Leonard Berney ... Self - Royal Artillery (as Maj. Leonard Berney)
George Leonard George Leonard ... Self - Oxfordshire Yeomanry
Josef Kramer Josef Kramer ... Self - Commandant, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (archive footage)
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch Anita Lasker-Wallfisch ... Self - Bergen-Belsen Survivor
Mike Lewis Mike Lewis ... Self - Army Cameraman, 1981 (archive footage) (as Sgt. Mike Lewis)
Bill Lawrie Bill Lawrie ... Self - British Army Photographer (archive sound) (as William Lawrie)
Richard Dimbleby Richard Dimbleby ... Self (archive sound)
David Dimbleby ... Self - Broadcaster
Raye Farr Raye Farr ... Self - United States Holocaust Museum, 1995-2013
Toby Haggith Toby Haggith ... Self - Imperial War Museums (as Dr. Toby Haggith)
James William Illingworth James William Illingworth ... Self - British Army Gunner (archive footage)
Alexander Voronstov Alexander Voronstov ... Self - Soviet Cameraman, 1986 (archive footage)
Matvey Gershman Matvey Gershman ... Self - Soviet 8th Guards Army
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April 1945. In Germany, as World War II was drawing to a close and the Allied Forces were swarming into Berlin, groups of freshly trained combat cameramen documented the gruesome scenes behind the recently liberated Nazi concentration camps. Named "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey", the 1945 documentary for the British government was produced by Sidney Bernstein, with Alfred Hitchcock's participation. For nearly seven decades, the film was shelved in the British archives and was abandoned without a public screening--for either political reasons or shifted Government priorities--to be ultimately completed by a team of historians and film scholars of the British Imperial War Museum, who meticulously restored the original footage. Intertwined with interviews of both survivors and liberators, as well as short newsreel films and raw footage from the original film, the 2014 documentary chronicles the atrocities that occurred in the concentration and labour camps of Bergen-Belsen, ... Written by Nick Riganas

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The first Channel 4 documentary to avoid using any advertisements. See more »

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Narrator for German Concentration Camps Factual Survey: Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall... but by God's grace, we who live will learn.
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Features Death Mills (1945) (1945) See more »

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A suggestion to prevent night from falling again
27 January 2017 | by franscott-07097See all my reviews

This has made me think of something that never occurred to me watching other documentaries of the holocaust. These tragic victims were disposed of without ceremony or dignity; each was an individual and when we think of the unthinkable events of this time the numbers of victims are too enormous to encompass, I mourn them all and yet as one person I cannot do enough to honour to six million. Could there be some way that we could have a worldwide movement to have individuals adopt one victim - if possible to know their birthday and date of death, to undertake to honour that one person in whatever way they might honour a friend or relative who had died. As one reviewer said this is about Jewish people but also intellectuals, homosexuals, gypsies - if six million people across the world were all honouring and remembering one of the victims, as time passes might we not do more to prevent night from falling again.


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