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602 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 | 4 wins including: Caligari Film Award

1986 | 2 honorable mentions including: OCIC Award (Forum)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

1986 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary

BAFTA Awards

1987 | 2 wins including: Flaherty Documentary Award

César Awards

1986 | Winner: Honorary César

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