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

I don't make you do anything.

Be like them, both of you.

That isn't

what she's saying.

The whole barracks will be punished.

They'll be before they're killed.

Just like us.

What's the fucking difference

when you're dead anyway?

We made the choice,

they haven't.

I'm not listening

to this anymore.

Make sure these get into the cart.

How many bodies are there?


You see, that's good.

The more bodies the better.

Get it?

I'll just take these two.


Is she right?

Of course she's right.

What have you been thinking

for the past two months?

I just wish I could slap the shit

out of her is all.

Ist ein problem?

Ist ein problem?

Kine Problem.

I feel sorry for the world

if we don't win the war.

It's your position.

Men are tribal.

We'll end that.

There'll be one one tribe.

No war.

There've been wars

within your tribe.


Rhoem? The Night

of the Long Knives.

You know a good deal

about Germany.

That, of course,

was a putsch.

What's the difference?

A putsch is not a war.

It's a kind of war.

It's a putsch. If it meant war,

the word would be unnecessary.

Why have two words

for the same thing?

I'm German, you're Hungarian.

I should think I'd be the authority

in this room on the German language.

Of course.

In spite of your obvious


Of course.

There's a rumor around the Number 3

Crematorium there'll be a rebellion.

The Number 3?

That would involve the First.

That would involve all 4, originating

with the Poles in Number 3.

What would I know?

They think we're going

to kill them.

Don't you always?

This is the best kommando

we've had.


You let them kinow that.

They don't trust me.

You're their doctor.

I'm their doctor

but they know what I do.

What do they do?

They work under gunpoint.

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