Quizzes & Puzzles0 min ago
The Zone Of Interest
Not a question - more of a recommendation.
The best film I've seen since All's Quiet on the Western Front, a couple of years ago is The Zone of Interest.
A film about the Holocaust which simultaneously isn't and is about the Holocaust.
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Yes - this is (apparently) loosely based on a book by Martin Amis about a the family of a commandant of Auschwitz who lived in a house that bordered the concerntration camp.
The house is beautiful and the family live an idyllic life but you never actually *see* anything that happens in the camp - you just occasionally hear things (screams, the sounds of the furnance, guards shouting, dogs barking).
And looks 100% real - like they used 1930s film stock. The production design looks note perfect and the script...bloody hell. It's the first film of that time that's really made me think about how casually some Germans treated the Holocaust.
Absolutely stunning film (mean that literally - the audience left the the screening room in silence).
...but yes - it's subtitled so if you don't like that, the film's a bust.
Will check out The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas.