Shoah (4 Disc Set)

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Claude Lanzmann

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    Director: Claude Lanzmann
    Format: Box set, PAL, Dolby
    Language: English, French
    Subtitles: English
    Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
    Number of discs: 4
    Classification: Exempt

    Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
    DVD Release Date: 19 Feb 2007
    Run Time: 550 minutes

  • Shoah is Claude Lanzmann’s landmark documentary meditation on the Holocaust. Assembled from footage shot by the filmmaker during the 1970s and 1980s, it investigates the genocide at the level of experience: the geographical layout of the camps and the ghettos; the daily routines of imprisonment; the inexorable trauma of humiliation, punishment, extermination; and the fascinating insights of those who experienced these events first hand.

    Absent from the film is any imagery shot at the time the Holocaust occurred. There is only Lanzmann and his crew, filming in private spaces and now-dormant zones of eradication to extract testimony from a series of survivors, witnesses, and oppressors alike. Through his relentless questioning (aided on occasion by hidden camera), Lanzmann is able to coax out material of unparalleled emotional truth that constitutes both precious oral history and withering indictment.

    Shoah (the title is a common designation for the Holocaust, and a Hebrew word that can be translated as “Catastrophe” or “Annihilation”) was the first of Lanzmann’s films to analyse the effects of the death camps on individual lives and the world at large. It represents an aesthetic achievement in line with Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog, combining inquiry, rage, and mourning to create a monumental portrait of shame and grief. Shoah locates within the present a direct line to the horrors of the past, and is widely regarded as one of the most powerful films of all time.

      Making a history was not what I wanted to do. I wanted to construct something more powerful than that – Claude Lanzmann

      I consider Shoah to be the greatest documentary about contemporary history ever made, bar none, and by far the greatest film I’ve ever seen about the Holocaust – Marcel Ophuls

      I would never have imagined such a combination of beauty and horror… A sheer masterpiece – Simone de Beauvoir

    The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present, for the first time on DVD in the UK, Claude Lanzmann’s 550-minute masterpiece in a four-disc set.

  • The Final Solution

    • 4 x DVD box set
    • New and improved English subtitles
    • 184-page book featuring a masterclass with Claude Lanzmann, and an essay about the film by Stuart Liebman.

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      France | 550 min.
      1.33:1 OAR
      original monaural

  • Price: £69.99
    UK Sterling (new)(includes UK postage & packaging)

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