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The Scroll

No. 22: Night and Fog

An early Holocaust film sets the tone

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1955, dir. Alain Resnais. Hailed by Francois Truffaut as the greatest film ever made, this short documentary by Alain Resnais dates to 1955, just a decade after the liberation of Auschwitz. Using contemporary as well as archival footage, the film delivers a remarkably reserved and deeply moving disquisition on the Holocaust, one whose universalist themes and rejection of common clichés still serve to anger and inspire.

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No. 22: Night and Fog

An early Holocaust film sets the tone

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