Director: Claude Lanzmann

Of all the documentaries to be made about the Holocaust, Claude Lanzmann's Shoah is the most monumental. Over a decade in the making and with a running time of more than nine hours, Shoah is a methodical investigation of the slaughter of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Lanzmann's film asks you to contemplate what is incomprehensible, and after these nine-and-a-half hours you will be changed. —RS