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.
The actual plans of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and its crematoria were used to build the sets as historically accurate as possible. A 90 % scale reproduction of Auschwitz-Birkenau's crematoria II and III (in the film, counted as I and II) was built near the village of Giten, 45 minutes outside Sofia, Bulgaria. The result represents a fairly accurate depiction of a small part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
SS-Oberscharfuhrer Eric Muhsfeldt:
I feel sorry for the world if we don't win the war.
Overall shots show four crematoria side by side. In reality crematoria 4 and 5 were located quite a distance away from the other two.
$24,526 (USA) (20 October 2002)
$517,872 (USA) (22 December 2002)
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