The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest

February 2, 2024
The banality of evil.

Details About the Film

Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), along with his wife, Hedwig (Sandra Hüller), and five children, endeavor to build their dream estate next to the concentration camp. While the Höss family entertains guests, swims at the river, and leisurely enjoys the summer season, the mechanized genocide occurring just beyond their purview punctuates their home life, but does not elicit a reaction beyond indifference. Loosely adapted from the eponymous novel by Martin Amis, The Zone of Interest is a radically open film that refuses to close the door on history; it remains, dangerously and eternally ajar.

Rating:
PG-13
Director(s): Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Medusa Knopf, Freya Kreutzkam
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 105 minutes
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Poland
Language(s): German, Polish, Yiddish with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Racially or Sexually Motivated Violence
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)CaptiView (Hearing Impaired / Personal Closed-Caption Device)Fidelio (Visually Impaired / Personal Descriptive Audio Device with optional T-Coil loop)
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