The Zone of Interest is a 2023 historical drama film written and directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis.
Christian Friedel stars as the Nazi commandant, Rudolf Höss, who strives to build a dream life with his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) and their five children in an idyllic new home, next to the Auschwitz concentration camp In 1943. Höss becomes promoted to deputy inspector of all concentration camps and must relocate to Oranienburg near Berlin leaving his family behind. He is tasked with heading an operation named after him that will transport hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz to be killed, but it will allow him to move back to Auschwitz and reunite with his family.
Please note that this film is in the German language with English subtitles.
Cast: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Johann Karthaus, Luis Noah Witte, Nele Ahrensmeier, Lilli Falk, Anastazja Drobniak, Cecylia Pękala, Kalman Wilson, Julia Polaczek
Director(s): Jonathan Glazer