Son of Saul

By László Nemes 2015 Saul fia Feature Film
107 min
  • Drama
  • History/Period
  • WWII
  • historical
  • fascism
  • genocide
  • holocaust
  • nazi
  • Jewish people
  • Oscar winner
  • debut feature

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.

Son of Saul