R | | Drama, History, War
A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Writer and Director Tim Blake Nelson made Dr. Miklos Nyiszli's memoirs "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account" (1946) mandatory reading for the film's cast, along with Primo Levi's "The Drowned and the Saved" (1986) and Filip Müller's "Eyewitness Auschwitz" (1979).
Why kill us now? We're the best kommando you've had.
SS-Oberscharfuhrer Eric Muhsfeldt: Did I say kill?
Hoffman: We both know what we're saying.
SS-Oberscharfuhrer Eric Muhsfeldt: So I'm a liar.
Hoffman: You're what you are.
In the first set of end credits listing the stars, Brían F. O'Byrne's last name is spelled "O'Bryne"; it is spelled correctly in the second set, listing the entire cast.
$24,526 (USA) (20 October 2002)
$517,872 (USA) (22 December 2002)