Son of Saul

A terrifyingly accomplished first feature for 38-year-old Hungarian writer-director Laszlo Nemes
-Justin Chang, Variety
By any standards, this would be an outstanding film, but for a debut it is remarkable.
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Son of Saul” does something remarkable: It finds an original way to look at the Holocaust cinematically, bringing a startling energy and a fresh look to a subject already explored countless times onscreen.
-Steve Pond, The Wrap
Un véritable choc, en racontant la Shoah d'une façon aussi puissante qu'inédite.
-Marc-André Lussier, La Presse
Mérite de devenir une référence, voir un classique.
-Paris Match

Synopsis

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, December 25, 2015
Original Languages: Hungarian
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 107 min
Year: 2015

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
László Nemes

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Laszlo Nemes, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Sándor Zsótér as Doctor Miklós, Levente Molnar as Abrahám and Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Levente Molnar as Abrahám.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Cinematographer Mátyás Erdély and Géza Röhrig.Photo by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Director László Nemes and Géza RöhrigPhoto by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Ildi Hermann, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Christian Harting as Oberscharführer Busch and Géza Röhrig as Saul.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Géza Röhrig as Saul.Photo by Laszlo Nemes, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.