The Grey Zone

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: October 25, 2002
DVD: March 18, 2003

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Cast: David Arquette, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Michael Stuhlbarg


Based on actual events, this is the staggeringly powerful story of the Auschwitz's twelfth Sonderkommando - one of the thirteen consecutive '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.

The Sonderkommando struggles 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 fourteen-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 as doing so endangers the uprising which could save thousands.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Tim Blake Nelson, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, Danny Lerner, Avi Lerner
Screenplay: Tim Blake Nelson
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