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Night and Fog

Alain Resnais

 
Night and Fog (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1955
  • 31 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #197

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man’s violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again.

Cast

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Excerpts of audio interviews with Alain Resnais from Le Cinéma des cinéastes (1980) and Les Étoiles du cinéma (1994)
  • New essay about the film by Phillip Lopate
  • Essay about composer Hanns Eisler by Russell Lack
  • Crew profiles written by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Optional music and effects track
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Night and Fog

By Phillip Lopate June 23, 2003

François Truffaut once called Night and Fog “the greatest film ever made.” If you don’t believe me, here is the exact quote: “The effective war film is often the one in which the action begins . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Night and Fog: Origins and Controversy

By Peter Cowie June 23, 2003

It’s a tribute to the clarity and cogency of Night and Fog that Resnais’ masterpiece has not been diminished by time, or displaced by longer and more ambitious films on the Holocaust, such as . . . Read more »

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Remembering Alain Resnais

By Alexandre Mabilon March 06, 2014

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Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their new list of the fifty greatest documentaries of all time. As they explain in their introduction to the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Night and Fog

By Phillip Lopate June 23, 2003

François Truffaut once called Night and Fog “the greatest film ever made.” If you don’t believe me, here is the exact quote: “The effective war film is often the one in which the action begins . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Night and Fog: Origins and Controversy

By Peter Cowie June 23, 2003

It’s a tribute to the clarity and cogency of Night and Fog that Resnais’ masterpiece has not been diminished by time, or displaced by longer and more ambitious films on the Holocaust, such as . . . Read more »