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Son of Saul

Oscar-winning drama. An Auschwitz prisoner becomes obsessed with saving the body of a young boy from cremation to give it a proper Jewish burial.

1944 Auschwitz - Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, a unit of concentration camp prisoners forced to work for the Germans as they exterminate their fellow prisoners. One day Saul sees the body of a young child who he believes to be his own son, and he becomes obsessed with rescuing it from suffering the fate of the other murdered prisoners.

In German, Hungarian, Yiddish, Russian, Polish, French, Greek, Slovak and Hebrew - with English subtitles.

Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 2015.

1 hour, 41 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Jan 2019 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Director László Nemes
Writer Clara Royer
Saul Auslander Géza Röhrig
Abraham Warszawski Levente Molnár
Oberkapo Biederman Urs Rechn
Saul's Son Gergö Farkas
Saul's Son Balázs Farkas

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Laszlo Nemes on his film, Son of Saul

Laszlo Nemes on his film, Son of Saul

Listen to Laszlo Nemes discuss his Oscar-winning film on The Film Programme.