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The Grey Zone

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Based on actual events, "The Grey Zone" is the staggeringly powerful story of the Auschwitz's twelfth Sonderkommando -- one of the thirteen consecutive "Special Squads" of Jewish prisoners placed by the Nazis in the excruciating moral dilemma of helping to exterminate fellow Jews in exchange for a few more months of life. From inside the working organs of the infamous Auschwitz death camp, this film asks to what terrible lengths we are willing to go to save our own lives.

Cast: David Arquette , Daniel Benzali , Steve Buscemi , David Chandler , Allan Corduner , Harvey Keitel , Natasha Lyonne , Mira Sorvino

Director: Tim Blake Nelson

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Grey Zone (2001)

Release Date: October 18th, 2002|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • Nelson's work is relentless, grueling and courageous. He makes a large blunder in having American actors (David Arquette, Steve Buscemi) play Hungarian Jews with American accents, while Harvey Keitel plays a Nazi officer with a German accent. show more

  • Grimly claustrophobic movies can make viewers put up a shield, yet Tim Blake Nelson (who directed O) invests this unusual Holocaust drama with dramatic intensity that in no way cheapens its subject matter. show more

  • With all its flaws, though, The Grey Zone deserves to be respected, and to be seen. show more

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