Tag Archives: Second World War

Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated (2005) Director: Liev Schreiber Actors: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin Runtime: 106 min A young Jewish American decides to travel to Ukraine to find out more about his grandfather, one of the very few from his village who survived the Holocaust and saw the end of the war. The journey he […]

The Sorrow and the Pity

Le chagrin et la pitié (1969) Director: Marcel Ophüls Runtime: 251 min This two-part documentary analyzes the occupation of France in World War II through the example of a city with a population of approximately 100,000 people. The spirit of the time is quite well conveyed with the use of archive materials, as well as […]

The Victors

The Victors (1963) Director: Carl Foreman Actors: Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, George Hamilton Runtime: 150 min (175?) This movie follows a group of American soldiers through different European battlefields in World War II: Italy, France, Belgium, Germany. It is composed of several short stories that share the same theme and characters, divided by sequences of […]

Nazi Concentration Camps

Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) Director: George Stevens Runtime: 59 min The official documentary, made from footage that was recorded by U.S. troops during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. It was used as evidence at the Nuremberg trials. The camps are shown one after the other, and include footage from Dachau, Buchenwald, Mauthausen and many others. […]

Fortress of War

Brestskaya krepost (2010) Director: Aleksandr Kott Actors: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko Runtime: 132 min In spite of accelerated militarization and the growing awareness that the war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is inevitable, in the days immediately preceding the beginning of the war, Stalin refused to accept the credibility of the […]

Night and Fog

Nuit et brouillard (1955) Director: Alain Resnais Runtime: 30 min Short and analytical documentary about Nazi concentration camps, primarily Auschwitz. It covers many aspects: the construction and setting up of the camps, hierarchy and the role of Kapos (inmates who become supervisors of other inmates), the exploitation of slave labor and prostitution, starvation, torture and […]

Barefoot Gen

Hadashi no Gen (1983) Director: Mori Masaki Runtime: 83 min A Japanese anime about the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945 and the direct consequences for the population. The focus is the story of a boy Gen and the fate of his family. Based on actual events. You can download this film […]