Ooggetuigenverslag van de Hongaarse jood, dokter Miklos Nyiszli, die dr. Mengele moest helpen bij het uitvoeren van medische experimenten op kampgevangenen in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
The grey zone / written and dir. by Tim Blake Nelson ; based on the play by Tim Blake Nelson and based in part on the novel Aushwitz : a doctor's eyewitneses account by Miklos Nyiszli
Tim Blake Nelson
Based on the work of
Miklós Nyiszli
David Arquette Harvey Keitel Steve Buscemi 1957-
Bridge Pictures, 2003
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
ca. 104 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling : Nederlands

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Amerikaanse verfilming van het ooggetuigenverslag van de Hongaarse jood, dr. Miklos Nyiszli. De film werd gemaakt in 2001 door Tim Blake Nelson, met David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel e.v.a. Dr. Nyiszli moest dr. Mengele helpen bij het uitvoeren van medische experimenten op kampgevangenen in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. De film volgt de gebeurtenissen rond het 12e Sonderkommando dat vnl. bestond uit Hongaren die in ruil voor privileges in het kamp moesten helpen bij de gaskamers om na vier maanden zelf vernietigd te worden. Liz Braun (Jam Movies Reviews,i): 'This is not about evil German stereotypes versus Jewish martyr stereotypes; this is about human beings caught in an unimaginable hell. There is nothing sentimental in the cinematography or the story. (...) For The grey zone, the filmmaker takes familiar historical turf and brings it alive with flesh and blood characters. In one of those curious movie situations, this one is terrible to watch, but crucial to see…Read more

About Tim Blake Nelson

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Timothy Blake Nelson (born May 11, 1964) is an American actor and playwright.

Described as a "modern character actor", his roles include Delmar O'Donnell in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Gideon in Minority Report (2002), Dr. Pendanski in Holes (2003), Danny Dalton Jr. in Syriana (2005), Samuel Sterns in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Richard Schell in Lincoln (2012), the title character in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), and Henry McCarty in Old Henry (2021). He portrayed Wade Tillman / Looking Glass in the HBO limited series Watchmen (2019), for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.

Nelson's directorial credits include Eye of God (1997), which was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and an Independent Spirit Award; O (2001), a modern-day adaptation of Othello; and the Holocaust drama T…Read more on Wikipedia