- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 24, 2003
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Alain Resnais - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Essay: Phillip Lopate - Journalist
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 02/01/2005
"Poetic, clear-eyed, calm yet harrowing..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2005
"Resnais' exposure of Nazi atrocities is still chilling, and his emphasis on the need to remember gives the film a continuing relevance."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2011
"Resnais's approach is so stark that its power hasn't abated."
One of the most memorable and haunting documentaries of the Holocaust. 10 years after the liberation of the Nazi death camps, director Alain Resnais visits the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. As the camera roams through and peers into the now-empty buildings, Resnais contrasts the seeming peacefulness of the landscape with archival images from the violent past.
Clips And Highlights |
Essential Cinema |
Jewish Heritage |
Short Stories |
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- Film is 31 minutes long. Shot in Eastmancolor.