Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)
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Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)
Night and Fog represents the peak of director Alain Resnais' activities as a short-subject filmmaker. Framed as a documentary, the film is an unsettling view of life inside the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. As he would in his later features (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad et. al.) Resnais toys with chronology, with memory becoming present reality and vice versa at several critical junctures. Jean Cayrol, later responsible for the script of Resnais' Muriel (1962), wrote the narration for Night and Fog. The film was originally released in France as Nuit et… More
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© Argos Films
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Only half an hour long, this is the greatest film ever made about the concentration camps."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Still remains timely."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Of all the films made about the Holocaust, Alain Resnais' Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) is quite possibly the most moving and thought-provoking,"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Every time I see another film that references the Holocaust, my mind instantly flashes back to this remarkable documentary"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A haunted litany about unspeakable events barely a decade old, the madness of history and the sin of forgetfulness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Regardless, this is a film that must be viewed. It's almost a prerequisite to being human to have to come face to face with your own capacity for inhumanity. Only after you recognize it can you deal with it."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"When it comes to Holocaust documentaries, there is simply no further word than Alain Resnais's Night and Fog."
‑ Christopher Null,
"One of the greatest documentaries ever made."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Provokes contemplative self-inquiry, and moves us beyond our initial and immediate emotionally simplistic knee-jerk horror and disgust."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A landmark documentary that is arguably the foremost film ever made about the Holocaust."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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