Shoah

Shoah (1985)

Genres - Documentary, History, War  |   Release Date - Apr 21, 1985  |   Run Time - 569 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Shoah is a 1985 Franco-British documentary film, directed by Claude Lanzmann, about the Holocaust (called the "Shoah" in Hebrew and French). The film primarily consists of his interviews and visits to German Holocaust sites across Poland, including three extermination camps. It presents testimonies by selected survivors, witnesses, and German perpetrators, often secretly recorded using hidden cameras.

As Lanzmann does not speak Polish, Hebrew, or Yiddish, he depended on interpreters to work with most of his interviewees. This process enlarged the scale of the documentary, which is nine hours and 23 minutes long. Lanzmann has also released four feature-length films based on unused material shot for Shoah.

While Shoah received critical acclaim and won notable awards, the film also aroused controversy and criticism, particularly in Poland, but also in the United States. A number of historians criticized it for failing to show and discuss the many Poles who rescued Jews, or to recognize the millions of Poles who were also killed by the Germans during the occupation of Poland.

Shoah was ranked number two on the "50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time" in a December 2015 poll by the British Film Institute.

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$20,175

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Auschwitz, Extermination Camp, Holocaust, Nazi

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Subject: The Holocaust, World War II

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Alternate Titles

Shoah
AU, CA, FR, DE, IT, NL, GB, US, UY
SHOAH ショア
JP
Shoah, First Era
US
Shoah, Second Era
US
Shoah: Second Era
CA