The Grey Zone


1h 48m 2001

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Grey Zone
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

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?

Film Details

Also Known As
Grey Zone
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States Fall October 18, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Released in United States September 2001

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema) May 23 - June 16, 2002.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.

United Artists International was formerly known as G2 Films.

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema) May 23 - June 16, 2002.)

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.)

Released in United States Fall October 18, 2002