Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)
Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1955
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Only half an hour long, this is the greatest film ever made about the concentration camps.

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Fernando F. Croce

A haunted litany about unspeakable events barely a decade old, the madness of history and the sin of forgetfulness

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Absolutely one of the most important historical documents ever made.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Alain Resnais' Night and Fog (nuit et brouillard) runs barely over 30 minutes, yet it manages to pack a lifetime of horrors into its half-hour length.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

One of the greatest documentaries ever made.

Widgett Walls

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.

Witney Seibold

Alain Resnais' seminal 1955 documentary... remembers the confusion, and still feels the blind, hurt outrage at humanity's betrayal of itself.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Still remains timely.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Provokes contemplative self-inquiry, and moves us beyond our initial and immediate emotionally simplistic knee-jerk horror and disgust.

Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Resnais made this disturbing 32-minute documentary only 10 years after the liberation of the Nazi camps, exposing in devastating details a horrific monstrosity… More
Randy Tippy
Powerful, gruesome documentary footage of Nazi concentration camps. A hard but necessary watch, should be required viewing for students the world over.
Graham Jones
A film that is hard but necessary to watch. Extremely powerful.
Ken Stachnik
It's brilliant, but I can't say I really liked it. Probably the roughest film I've ever seen. Not for the faint of heart.
Reid Volk
Easily the most unforgettable and moving documentary you will ever see. The sober narrative contrasted with the grave footage of Nazi atrocities makes for a… More
Daniel Hetteix
Powerful, short, and disturbing. Looking back over half a century later, this is a vivid primary reminder. A reel of images that capture the immensity while it… More