Son of Saul
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: László Nemes
- Written by: László Nemes, Clara Royer
- Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn
- Language: Hungarian/Yiddish/German
- UK release: 1 April 2015
Auschwitz, 1944: prisoner Saul (Röhrig) is a member of the Sonderkommando, tasked with disposing of corpses after mass executions, who becomes determined to give a proper burial to a body he believes to be that of his son. Sensitive and non-judgemental but also intense and challenging (it won the Grand Prix at Cannes.)
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Son of Saul9 Oct 2015
LFF 2015: Riveting Holocaust drama that puts its director László Nemes on the map
Hungarian writer-director László Nemes courageously confronts one of modern history's darkest hours with his Cannes Grand Prix-winning debut. It documents the grisly toil of a Sonderkommando work unit at Auschwitz, where death camp prisoners were forced…
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