Night and Fog

TitleNight and Fog
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1955
AuthorsResnais, Alain
Running Time32 min
DistributorArgos Films
Mediumblack and white
Publication Languagefrench

Ten years after World War II, Alain Resnais returns to Auschwitz and Majdanek to investigate the atrocities of the Holocaust and humanity's capacity for violence. Narration about the rise of Nazism and the torture, rape, and mass executions of Jews play against footage of the abandoned camps and archival film of the war and camps.


Directed by Alain Resnais

Produced by Anatole Dauman

Written by Jean Cayrol

Narrated by Michel Bouquet

Music by Hanns Eisler

Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet and Sacha Vierny

Edited by Jasmine Chasney and Henri Colpi



Original PublicationNuit et brouillard
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