Four Films After Shoah (1997-2013) [Masters of Cinema - Eureka!]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 07mn + 1hr 42mn + 0hr 48mn + 3hr 38mn | 7.53 Gb + 7.60 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Genre: Documentary, History, War | Director: Claude Lanzmann
Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming Shoah is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait of the ways in which the past is always present, and it is inarguably one of the most important cinematic works of all time.