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The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest
Score: 6.7 / 10
Released: April 5, 2024
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Producer: Ewa Puszczynska, James Wilson
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Cast: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller
Genre: Drama
Length: 106 minutes

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The Zone of Interest Synopsis

Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), the commandant of Auschwitz, lives with his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) and four children in a house with a large garden, right next to the camp. As they work and play in the garden and yard, sounds can be heard coming from the concentration camp as trains arrive, shots ring out, Nazis shout orders and smoke rises from chimneys as bodies are burned.

However, nothing perturbs the German family. They receive goods taken away from Jewish prisoners, have prisoners do chores for them, and throw parties for their friends and neighbors in the shadow of Auschwitz.


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