Night Will Fall Review

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When researchers stumbled upon a can marked 'F3080' in the archive of the Imperial War Museum, they had little idea that they'd found documentary footage overseen by Alfred Hitchcock himself. The subject, the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, had seen it deemed incompatible with the mood post-war reconciliation and mothballed.


A forgotten piece of screen history comes to compelling light in this meticulously researched documentary about the liberation of the concentration camps in 1945 and the Allied decision not to release a film supervised by Alfred Hitchcock chronicling the atrocity.

As startling and bleakly compelling as you'd expect from this rare combination of director and subject.