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Historical - Completed 1955

The film received very high acclaim in France on its initial release. French film critic and director François Truffaut referred to Night and Fog as the greatest film ever made. In a 2014 Sight and Sound poll, film critics voted Night and Fog the fourth best documentary film of all time.[

    • Year of production
    • 1955
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 32 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alain RESNAIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean CAYROL, Alain RESNAIS
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/B625-C7B1-FC1E-6597-2F47-3
    • Producer(s)
    • Anatole DAUMAN (ARGOS FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Night and Fog is a documentary that alternates between past and present and features both black-and-white and color footage. The first part of Night and Fog shows remnants of Auschwitz while the narrator Michel Bouquet describes the rise of Nazi ideology. The film continues with comparisons of the life of the Schutzstaffel to the starving prisoners in the camps. Bouquet then addresses the sadism inflicted upon the doomed inmates, including torture, scientific and medical 'experiments', executions, and prostitution. The next subject is shown completely in black-and-white and depicts images of gas chambers and piles of bodies. The final topic of the film depicts the liberation of the country, the discovery of the horror of the camps, and the questioning of who was responsible for them.