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Son of Saul is a hongrois film of genre Drama directed by László Nemes released in USA on 18 december 2015 with Géza Röhrig

Son of Saul (2015)

Saul fia

Son of Saul
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Released in USA 18 december 2015
Length 1h47
Directed by
OriginHongrie
Genres Drama,    War,    Thriller,    Horror
Rating74% 3.7476553.7476553.7476553.7476553.747655

Son of Saul (Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes. It was screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It has also been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Synopsis

It is early October, 1944. Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz works as a Sonderkommando member, burning the dead. One day he finds the body of a boy he takes for his son. He tries to salvage the body from the flames, and find a rabbi to arrange a clandestine burial. Meanwhile other members of the Sonderkommando learn about their impending extermination, rise up and destroy the crematorium. Saul keeps focused on his own plan to pay the last honours to a son he never could take care of before.

Actors

Géza Röhrig

(Saul Ausländer)
Urs Rechn

(Eli Biedermann (Oberkapo))
Sándor Zsótér

(Miklós (Jewish Doctor))
András Jeles
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