The Grey Zone

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?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Tim Blake Nelson
Production: Lions Gate Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- What about the lenses?

- They're on the way.

You are an astonishing


Thank you.

- That's not easy for you to hear.

- It isn't.

Something in you knows that our

situation is unique.

And as a scientist, you are

as true a one as I've known.

You understand

that when I'm sure every cell in your

body tells you to do otherwise.

They do.

This isn't our war.

Not mine.

Nor mine, I can assure you.

But to allow this all

to go to waist.

I understand your position.

Clearly, you do more than that.

As you wish.


There is no meaning.

We're going to be increasing

the volume of our research.

I shall need more staff.

Then you shall have more staff.


- Pardon?

- You want to say...

- It's...

- Yes?

We had discussed last time.

Of course.

This gets you anywere

in the camp.

- You wait until now?

- Me?

- This is too wrapped up.

- I got it that way.

- From whom?

- I never saw her face.

Where's Tsipora?

Where is she?


And that's all I know.

I'd never seen her before.

- But they have her.

- I said that's all I know.

There's no way they don't.

I know Tsipora. They won't get

a thing out of her.

It doesn't matter.

The point is keep going.

They'll find us like they found her

and until then we get in.

It's hard to guarantee

how much we'll get anymore.

This is a chain.

You find another link.

I just said we did.

We found a stupid link.

So what's the trouble?

You don't walk out

of there everday.

I do plenty more than that.

This isn't a contest.

Then don't make it one.

I'm prepared for anything, Dina.

- And so am I.

- You should be.

So, is there a problem?

If they find us, what do they

do with the rest of our group?

You're risking your own life.

Why should we risk theirs?

You both act

like we put everyone in here.

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