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Jonathan Glazer

The Zone of Interest


The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

  • Director: Jonathan Glazer
  • Main Cast: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel
  • Soundtrack: Mica Levi
  • Cinematography: Lukasz Zal
  • Screenplay: Jonathan Glazer, Martin Amis
  • Cinema Premiere: October 18, 2023

What do the critics think?


17 reviews of The Zone of Interest (2023)

  • 1.
    10 / 10

    As an everyday description of a grotesque time, it comes close and feels uncomfortably current.

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  • 2. Kulturbloggen
    10 / 10

    The film is a masterpiece both in how it is filmed and edited, and the sound is worthy of a grand prize. It is perceptive, striking, clear, corrosive, and poignant.

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  • 3. Expressen
    10 / 10

    There is something about the relatable pursuit of happiness that almost makes one feel guilty, and somewhere, the question of how far away one can be from the world's misery and still continue to live a carefree life in picturesque comfort is, of course, also raised. - Maria Brander

    Swedish: How good is "The Zone of Inteterest"

  • 4. Sveriges Radio
    10 / 10

    Straight through a masterpiece - Emma Engström

    Swedish: The flowers stink in the masterful "The Zone of Interest"

  • 5. SVT
    10 / 10

    Director Jonathan Glazer's "Zone of Interest" captures the indifference that made the Holocaust possible. The hidden-camera realism about Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss's family life as a neighbor to Auschwitz is a repulsive masterpiece.

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  • 6. Sydsvenskan
    10 / 10

    When the Holocaust becomes a way of life - Michael Tapper

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  • 7. Göteborgs-Posten
    10 / 10

    With "The Zone of Interest", Jonathan Glazer has made one of the best films about the Holocaust - Hynek Pallas

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  • 8. Nöjesguiden
    8.3 / 10

    All in all, it makes for a unique cinematic experience that portrays the story in an innovative and meaningful way.

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  • 9. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    More than the banality of evil, it's about the everyday obscenity of evil - Jan Söderqvist

    Swedish: The Holocaust portrayed as reality TV

  • 10. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    "The Zone of Interest" is uncannily topical, and always will be. - Emma Gray Munthe

    Swedish: Chilling about everyday life next to Auschwitz

  • 11. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    Occasionally the film is as fantastically ugly as it is uglily fantastic. It sabotages habitual viewing and drills deep holes in the soul. - Sebastian Lindvall

    Swedish: The radical Holocaust drama "The zone of interest" drills deep holes in the soul

  • 12. Filmtopp
    8 / 10

    "We must never forget" is something you often hear when people talk about the Holocaust and its consequences. And it's certainly hard to forget a film like "The Zone of Interest", a film that reminds us that some evil cannot be deciphered and where no causal analysis in the world can assure us of how a similar event can be prevented in the future. - Oskar Pettersson

    Swedish: Review: The Zone of Interest (2024) – evil hard to forget

  • 13. Moviezine
    8 / 10

    "The Zone of Interest" is a tremendously powerful drama that touches deeply. It is not for everyone, but it will hardly leave anyone untouched. - Jonna Vanhatalo

    Swedish: Eerily ironic and heart-wrenching as Glazer makes a movie about the Holocaust

  • 14. Cinetaste
    8 / 10

    So it's a film where the filmmaking and the idea of how they film and use the sound are more memorable than the story itself. In 105 minutes, it becomes a bit too long for its own good in my opinion. But it gets a jolt in the third act. - Linus Andersen

    Swedish: A smart and well-made film

  • 15. Västerbottenskuriren
    8 / 10

    It is impossible to remain unaffected in the face of Auschwitz. - Lars Böhlin

    Swedish: Family fun next door to Auschwitz

  • 16. Uppsala Nya Tidning
    8 / 10

    "The Zone of Interest" portrays the everyday evil in the Third Reich with small but effective gestures.

    Swedish: Nazi family idyll next to Auschwitz

  • 17. Filmparadiset
    8 / 10

    "The Zone of Interest" is an important film that not only depicts one of the darkest periods in human history, but also raises questions about morality, responsibility, and humanity's capacity for both evil and goodness.

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

The Zone of Interest has earned a total of 19 408 237 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).