Claude Lanzmann (1925–2018)


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Claude Lanzmann was born on November 27, 1925 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was a director and writer, known for Shoah (1985), Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) and Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001). He was married to Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory, Angelika Schrobsdorff and Judith Magre. He died on July 5, 2018 in Paris, ... See full bio »

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(age 92) in Paris, France

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Shoah Director
(1985)
(2018)
Israel, Why Director
(1973)

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 2017/II Napalm (Documentary)
 2014 Les 18 du 57, Boulevard de Strasbourg (Short) (co-director)
 2013 The Last of the Unjust (Documentary)
 2010 The Karski Report (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Lights and Shadows (Video documentary short)
 2001 Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (Documentary)
 1999 A Visitor from the Living (Documentary)
 1994 Tsahal (Documentary)
 1985 Shoah (Documentary)
 1973 Israel, Why (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Book: 'Témoins de Sartre'. Paris: Folio / Gallimard (with Jean-Bertrand Pontalis) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

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[remembering in Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015)] I was telling myself, 'Very well, I agreed to do this, but what is my theme? The heart of the Shoah, what is it?' Shoah (1985) is not a movie about survival. And it is not a movie about survivors. And the survivors are not in "Shoah". "Shoah" is a film about death. Nobody came back alive from a gas chamber. The people would arrive and... See more »

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Napalm (2017) is his first and only documentary about North Korea. Lanzmann first visited the reclusive state in 1958 and returned four times after that. See more »

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