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Nuit et Brouillard

France, 1955 (MIFF 1962)

Director: Alain Resnais

Commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camps by Allied Forces, Alain Resnais' famous documentary presents a shattering picture of the camp at Auschwitz and its history. The factual documents are contained within a lyrical, poetic narrative which centres on the contrast between the camp's wartime horrors and its peacefulness ten years later.

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