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610 Ratings


Directed by Claude Lanzmann
France, 1985
Documentary, History


Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since they only agreed to be interviewed by audio).

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Shoah Directed by Claude Lanzmann

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1986 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Forum)

1986 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award (Forum)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

1986 | Winner: Best Documentary (Rotterdam Award)

BAFTA Awards

1987 | 2 wins including: Flaherty Documentary Award

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