The Holocaust in French film
Scarecrow Press, 1993 - 435 pages
This pioneering study analyzes representations of the Holocaust in French cinema from 1940 on. Through the use of such pivotal films as Night and Fog, The Sorrow and the Pity, and Shoah, it examines the difficulties with which French cinema answers three main questions: What happened, who is responsible, and how can we be sure we will never forget? Colombat then provides detailed analyses of the most widely praised French films dealing with the Holocaust (including works by Orphuls, Losey, and Malle). The book also contains film stills, a detailed filmography, bibliography, index, and a lengthy interview with director Pierre Sauvage.