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2th DMZ Docs(2010)

I AM DOCU



Night and Fog

Alain Resnais

  • France
  • 1956
  • 32min
  • 35mm
  • black and white

Synopsis

is a documentary that alternates between past and present and features both black and white and color footage. The first part of shows remnants of Auschwitz while the narrator Michel Bouquet describes the rise of Nazi ideology. The film continues with comparisons between the lives of Schutzstaffel officers and the lives of the starving prisoners in the camps. Bouquet then addresses the sadism inflicted upon the doomed inmates. The next subject is shown completely in black and white and depicts images of gas chambers and piles of bodies. The final section of the film depicts the liberation of the country, the discovery of the horror of the camps, and the questions about who was responsible for them.

Review

Director

  • Alain Resnais

    One of France’s most distinctive and highly regarded directors, Alain Resnais was born in Vannes, France, in 1922. Resnais’ firstfull-length film was (1959). The cinema of Alain Resnais has always been challenging the boundaries and our assumptions of what cinema should be about, perhaps more successfully than any other director. Alain Resnais’ work is challenging, mysterious and often entertaining, but it is also remarkably coherent, showing a keen appreciation of human issues whilst exposing acreative force of great talent and daring. Far from Vietnam(1967)Hiroshima , My Love (1959)Toute la Mémoire du Monde (1956)Night and Fog (1955)Guernica (1949)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAnatole Dauman
  • Cinematography Ghislain Cloquet, Sacha Vierny
  • Editor Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi
  • Music Hanns Eisler

Distributor / World Sales

Distributor/World Sales  Argos Films S.A.

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