Based on a one-act comedy play called "Death", published in Woody Allen's
Without Feathers (1972), the play and movie are themselves a pastiche of Franz Josef Kafka's work
in general, and of his novel "The Trial" in particular.
After the filming was completed, Donald Pleasence was flown from California to reshoot
his scenes with a new supporting cast. And then his name was misspelled in the film credits.
Shadows and Fog marks one of Woody Allen's frequent returns to the use of magic and
magical realism in his movies.
Awards and Nominations
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Year 1993 Won Silver Ribbon
Best Cinematography (Migliore Fotografia)
Carlo Di Palma