|Director of Photography:||Richard Blanshard|
|Editors:||Arik Lahav, Stephen Miller|
|Supervising Sound Editor-Designer:||Aviv Aldema|
|Producers:||Sally Angel, Brett Ratner|
|Executive Producers:||Richard Melman, James Packer, Stephen Frears|
|Co-Producers:||Philippa Kowarsky, Signe Byrge Sørensen|
|Presented by:||BFI, The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, RatPac Documentary Films, Danish Film Institute|
|Production Companies:||Angel TV, Spring Films|
|In Association with:||Cinephil, Final Cut for Real and GA&A|
|A Co-production with:||MDR and NDR in cooperation with Arte|
|In co-production with:||Channel 4, Keshet Broadcasting, S.H. Channel 8, DR|
|Language:||English, Russian, Hebrew|
|Country:||UK, USA, Israel, Denmark|
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Berlinale Special 2014 (work in progress) (11 February)
- Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: World Premiere (7 June): Special Jury Honourable Mention
- Jerusalem FF 2014 (15 July): Special Mention
- Telluride Film Festival 2014 (Backlot)
- IDFA 2014
- 2015 FOCAL International Awards Winner (21 May) for Best Use of Footage in a History Production AND Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
- Moscow Jewish Festival 2015 (14 June): "A true story" Award Winner
- Royal Television Society 2016: "Best History Programme" Award Winner
- Peabody Award Winner 2016: "Documentary & Educational Film"
- News & Documentary Emmy Award Winner 2016: "Outstanding Historical Programming: Long Form"
André Singer was an Editor of Granada Television's Disappearing World series during the 1980's. He ran the BBC Documentary Department’s Independent Unit in the 1990's where he founded the award-winning documentary strand Fine Cut (now Storyville). As an independent producer, he established Café Productions and later West Park Pictures (now a DCD Media owned company). André is currently serving on the TV Committee of BAFTA and is a Documentary Campus board member. He has been responsible for several hundred hours of factual programs for the international TV market and producer or executive producer of fourteen films with Werner Herzog since Lessons of Darkness in 1992.
“The hell of the Holocaust rises again in this remarkable account of how Britain's army film unit commissioned producer Sidney Bernstein to make a documentary record of the Nazi death camps”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★★
"It is tough but compelling viewing. Singer's take is unflinching”
Kate Muir, The Times ★★★★★
“It is difficult to imagine that there’ll be a more important film this year. Don’t miss it”
Tara Brady, The Irish Times ★★★★★
“This is a shocking and moving account of how the Bernstein documentary was shot, edited and shelved”
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent ★★★★★
“An impressively sober, thoughtful documentary”
Mark Kermode, The Observer ★★★★
“An informative and sensitive work of film history”
Edward Porter, The Sunday Times ★★★★
“Night Will Fall isn’t simply a film about the war, it documents the power of emerging technologies to reveal and publicise war crimes - something that also feels acutely relevant today”
Anna Smith, The Daily Telegraph ★★★★
“The film pieces together the complex whirlwinds of bureaucracy and political pragmatism that blew away a docu-project whose like the world had never seen"
Nigel Andrews, Financial Times ★★★★
"A moving and utterly fascinating history lesson"
Allan Hunter, Daily Express ★★★★
"A weighty reminder of an awful past which even today some people still either deny or belittle as propaganda."
Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard
"Night Will Fall...fights against forgetting this Holocaust happened in our lifetime, and if we fail to heed the message behind those haunting pictures, it will fall again, and again, and again"
Paul Routledge, Daily Mirror
"A forgotten piece of screen history comes to compelling light in this meticulously researched documentary"
David Parkinson, Empire ★★★★
“A shocking if fascinating documentary”
Ali Catterall, Total Film ★★★★
“A wise, sober new documentary”
Dave Calhoun, Time Out ★★★★
“Dark, deep, disturbing, shocking, brilliant”
“A film about the ethics of showing the horrors of war”
Jason Solomons, ‘Robert Elms Show’ BBC London
“This crucial account of a dark episode in history stands as a chillingly eloquent memorial”
David Parkinson, The Radio Times ★★★★
“A powerful, must-see documentary”
Alissa Simon, Variety
“It is the humanity woven with utmost delicacy and respect into the nightmarish images that makes Night Will Fall such an emotional and important historical documentary”
Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies ★★★★
“I urge you to see it”
Nick James, Sight & Sound
“Night Will Fall reminds us that we need to make a change before it’s too late. Otherwise, like the cameramen in Bergen-Belsen, who knows what we will find in the aftermath”
Simon Columb, Flickering Myth ★★★★★
“A harrowing but necessary insight into what the first Allied troops met as they stumbled upon the nightmare of the Holocaust”
Daniel Green, CineVue ★★★★
“This stuff is heart-stopping, and absolutely compelling”
Hannah McGill, The List
Night Will Fall coincides with the release of the originally-intended film, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, but it is a masterpiece unto itself. Rather than explaining and recalling the events, Night Will Fall highlights the importance of film. Akin to diaries of photographers and journalists in war zones, Night Will Fall is unflinching in its intention to hold onto the mistakes we made, so that we learn from it.
Simon Columb, Flickering Myth ★★★★★
"Clearly a work of passion and scholarship, it is both time capsule and teaching tool. ...Powerful, must-see documentary"
Alissa Simon, Variety
"The camera lens gives an unadulterated, harrowing insight into the reality of the concentration camps and what it meant to liberate them. ...This is not a film solely about the Jewish community, but about what it means to be human"
Cinzia Leonard, The Upcoming ★★★★★
A remarkable and often harrowing documentary that interweaves horrific footage of Allied Forces liberating Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45 with a Hollywood twist involving Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder, Night Will Fall is a must-see documentary likely to feature strongly on the festival circuit as well as benefit from a series of high-profile platform releases.
Screen Daily (July 2014), Mark Adams, Chief Film Critic
Eyes Wide Open - an Editorial by Nick JamesSight & Sound Magazine (September 2014)
"An eye-opener... A masterfully constructed look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history... 'Night Will Fall' proves a riveting, devastating, heartbreaking and deeply important film, one that you will likely never forget."
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"...detailed documentary, explains the events, both historic and prosaic... It was Alfred Hitchcock, a supervising director during editing, who suggested using panning shots to capture the extent of the murder and how it was subsequently witnessed by local German communities – he wanted to make deniability impossible."
Craig Mathieson, Craig Mathieson ★★★★