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The Grey Zone

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Original title
The Grey Zone
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tim Blake Nelson (Novel: Dr. Miklos Nyiszli)
Music
Jeff Danna
Cinematography
Russell Lee Fine
Cast
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Producer
Millenium Films / Killer Films / Goatsinger Films production
Genre
Drama | Nazism. Holocaust. II World War. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
The true story of Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, a Hungarian Jew chosen by Josef Mengele to be the head pathologist at Auschwitz. Nyiszli was one of Auschwitz's Sonderkommandos - 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. Together, the Sonderkommandos struggled to organize the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz. As the rebellion is about to commence, a group from the unit discovers a 14-year-old girl who has miraculously survived a gassing. A catalyst for their desperate attempt at personal redemption, the men become obsessed with saving this one child, even if doing so endangers the uprising which could save thousands. To what terrible lengths are we willing to go to save our own lives, and what in turn would we sacrifice to save the lives of others?
Awards
2001: San Sebastián Film Festival: Nominated for the Golden Seashell
2002: National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award
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