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Shoah (1985)

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Claude Lanzmann Claude Lanzmann
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12 years, 4 months ago at Oct 28 15:01
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How does one review a movie such as this? Well, I'm going to try. It has been said that nobody can fully understand how horrible the Holocaust was, because we aren't experiencing it firsthand. In my personal opinion, Shoah is the closest we will ever get at understanding the horror of it. This film doesn't show any archival footage of the Holocaust or dramatizations of it, instead we just have int... read more

A great classic

7 years, 9 months ago at Jun 4 19:31
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Since I kept hearing some great things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. To be honest, with its running time of more than 9 hours, it was slightly daunting and I wonder if it is really watchable in one sitting. In my case, I split it in 5 bits and it worked fine this way. Anyway, coming back to the movie itself, it wasn't a great movie, it turned out to be one of the best movie... read more

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1 month, 2 weeks ago at Jan 12 10:46
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I got to know about this documentary seven years ago thanks to a professor and finally got to watch the first hour of it last year, and rewatch it from the beginning some days ago, taking me four days to finish it, because I almost didn't watch anything during one day. And what can I say that wasn't said already? It's an amazing film on practically every aspect, capturing a huge variety of testim... read more
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Release date: 1 November 1985
UPC: 717119510343
Tags: Documentary (5), War (3), Holocaust (3), History (3), Nazis (3), France (2), Concentration Camp (2), 1980s (2), Auschwitz (2), WWII (1), Sobibor (1), Avi (1), Uplifting (1), Genocide (1), 1985 (1), World War II (1), Europe (1), Prison (1), Military (1), 80s (1)
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“I got to know about this documentary seven years ago thanks to a professor and finally got to watch the first hour of it last year, and rewatch it from the beginning some days ago, taking me four days to finish it, because I almost didn't watch anything during one day.

And what can I say that wasn't said already? It's an amazing film on practically every aspect, capturing a huge variety of testimonies of such a horrible topic, noticing and asking for the contradictions of some answers (something very important that not all documentaries do), having a variety of voices from victims to witnesses and perpetrators, and even going to the extent of not using any archive footage and relying entirely on the people that lived through the Holocaust themselves.

Another good detail” read more

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A great classic

“Since I kept hearing some great things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. To be honest, with its running time of more than 9 hours, it was slightly daunting and I wonder if it is really watchable in one sitting. In my case, I split it in 5 bits and it worked fine this way. Anyway, coming back to the movie itself, it wasn't a great movie, it turned out to be one of the best movies I have ever seen, no less than that. It is such a poweful and an important movie, I believe it should be a compulsory watch in school for all the teenagers. I mean, I have seen many movies dealing with WWII but even the great classics like 'Schindler's List' or 'The Pianist' don't come near the brutality displayed in this shattering  documentary. Indeed, we have all heard about the holocaust bu” read more

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