Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man’s violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again.
- New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
- Excerpts of audio interviews with Alain Resnais from Le Cinéma des cinéastes (1980) and Les Étoiles du cinéma (1994)
- New essay about the film by Phillip Lopate
- Essay about composer Hanns Eisler by Russell Lack
- Crew profiles written by film historian Peter Cowie
- Optional music and effects track
- New and improved English subtitle translation