‘The Zone of Interest’ – the crime behind indifference

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‘The Zone of Interest’ – the crime behind indifference

* The article reveals the movie’s content

Trailer ‘The Zone of Interest’

Trailer `The Zone of Interest`.

The film is directed by British director Jonathan Glazer, inspired by the novel of the same name by Martin Amis.

The work uses the theme of genocide to condemn human indifference.

While her husband supervised work at Auschwitz, Hedwig entertained friends and hired local people to work as maids and take care of the garden.

The Zone of Interest has many scenes with tones ranging from cold to pale, evoking the feeling of the horror genre.

According to the Guardian, Jonathan Glazer uses images to stimulate the audience’s imagination, placing viewers in the context to witness the cruelty of the Nazis.

Although the film does not directly depict the execution scene, the audience can still know that someone is being executed thanks to the screams coming from the concentration camp.

Meanwhile, Rudolf and Hedwig pretended that nothing happened.

'The Zone of Interest' - the crime behind indifference

Behind the scenes of filming `The Zone of Interest`.

Using the trick of placing the camera in hidden corners of the house, at the viewer’s eye level, to capture the entire context and character’s actions.

The music – composed by artist Mica Levi – brings a sense of horror and horror, contributing to the climax.

According to Filmmaker, sound designer Johnnie Burn compiled a 600-page account of the relevant events at Auschwitz, eyewitness testimony, and a large map of the concentration camp to accurately determine distances and sounds.

The Zone of Interest is Jonathan Glazer’s fourth movie, after Sexy Beast (2000), Birth (2004) and Under the Skin (2013).

In an interview with the Guardian, the Jewish director said the work does not recall the past but reflects the present.

`I remember telling him: ‘I really wish everything could go away, but no, dad, this is not a film about the past’. The project is about the present, about the indifference of

'The Zone of Interest' - the crime behind indifference

Director Jonathan Glazer (left) on the set of `The Zone of Interest`.

The success of The Zone of Interest also comes from the performances of Christian Friedel and Sandra Hüller.

Sandra Hüller – who received many compliments for her role in the Palme d’Or-winning film Anatomy of a Fall at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival – was commented by the Guardian as `perfect in the role of Hedwig`.

Hüller shows the character’s indifferent, war-ignorant side through his actions and facial expressions, from posing in a fur coat and applying lipstick from a Jewish prisoner, to laughing and talking with

When hearing that the husband was transferred to Germany to monitor the concentration camp in Oranienburg, unable to continue his life in Poland, Hüller’s character shouted at her husband: `You can’t do this to me! We are

'The Zone of Interest' - the crime behind indifference

A scene from `The Zone of Interest`.

It took the artist nearly a year to accept the invitation to participate, because before that, she had said she would never act in a movie about Nazi Germany, according to Variety.

Experts say the work is a `strong` candidate for this year’s Oscar season.

`The work is not trying to send a message about the brutality of genocide, but is a metaphor for the fact that there are terrible things happening around the world while people continue to live their normal lives,` said the author.

At the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the project won the Grand Prix and FIPRESCI awards voted by international film critics.

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