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Zone of Interest

In the organizer's words:

The film "The Zone of Interest", which won two Oscars, tells the story of the everyday life of concentration camp commander Höß and his family, who lived right next to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

In the 1940s, the family lived in a house with a large garden in the immediate vicinity of the extermination camp. When Höss was to be transferred, the family idyll threatened to shatter. His wife refuses to leave their "dream house".

The historical drama is based on the novel of the same name by Martin Amis and uses sober, undramatic images to dissect the disturbing normality of the perpetrators who created a paradise for themselves in the shadow of the death factory. The radicalism and force of the shocking film result from its hard-to-tolerate tipping point images between everyday life and horror, in which the reality of annihilation only penetrates via the soundtrack.

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