27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Night and Fog
director: Alain Resnais
original title: Nuit et brouillard
running time: 34 min.
synopsisWith his medium-length documentary, Night and Fog, the French director revisits the phenomenon of systemic extermination of ethnic peoples, which in its terrifying perfection is symbolized by the Nazi concentration camps of modern history. Alain Resnais’ documentary short film follows the woeful development of the mass death camp model: from the trigonometric measurement of space, the construction of buildings, and the deportation of the first prisoners and their intake at camp processing centers to the routine operation of death factories and ultimately the most economical killing of all – a single human rebellion, the “rebellion of death,” which could have been born in powerlessness.
biographyAlain Resnais (1922–2014) was a French film director and screenwriter of the French New Wave. After film studies, he started shooting short documentaries. During his lifetime, he received numerous awards, for example for the films Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Last Year in Marienbad (1961) and Smoking/No Smoking (1993).
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|script:||Jean Cayrol, Alain Resnais|
|editing:||Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney|