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Directed by László Nemes

Hungary 2015 107 mins.

Saul is a member of the Sonderkommando, a group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the disposal of gas chamber victims. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he believes to be his son. As other members of the Sonderkommando plan 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. “A film that looks into the abyss, this shattering portrait of the horror of Auschwitz. . . [is] a bombshell debut . . .an utterly harrowing, ultra-immersive experience, and not for the fainthearted.”—New York Film Festival.

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

Genres: Drama, War



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