Nuit et Brouillard

Every now and then we stumble upon cinema that forces us to evaluate everything we are as human beings.

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Never before have I been so exposed to the true horrors of the holocaust. The images Alain Resnais presents in this very short but indescribably powerful documentary are like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

No stone left unturned, not a single punch pulled.

Of course, we’re all aware of what went on within the camps. We’ve seen the odd picture of emaciated prisoners, we’ve seen the movies.

What this film does is destroy your previously naive notions of wartime human suffering at the hands of the Nazi’s and show you the reality. These images move. The eyes blink, unless locked open in the cold stare of death.

This is not a work for the faint hearted and why the hell should it be? What I saw last night will stay with me for a long, long time.

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