The Zone of Interest
Dir Jonathan Glazer, US/UK/Pol, 2023, 105 mins, German/Polish/Yiddish with subtitles
Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Freya Kreutzkam
The Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig strive to build an idyllic home life for their family, while unseen horrors unfold in the adjoining camp. Extraordinary, powerful and haunting, it forces us to take a cold look at the mundanity behind an unforgivable brutality.
The horror is unseen but underlying, and all the more arresting because of it EMPIRE