Son of Saul

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Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience -- and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch.

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During World War II, a Jewish worker (Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.

Cast & Crew

Géza Röhrig
Saul
Kecske Molnár Levente
Abraham
Todd Charmont
Bearded Man
Sándor Zsótér
Doctor
Christian Harting
Oberscharführer Busch
Kamil Dobrowolski
Mietek
László Nemes
Director
Clara Royer
Screenwriter
László Nemes
Screenwriter
Gábor Sipos
Producer
Gábor Rajna
Producer
Judit Stalter
Executive Producer
Mátyás Erdély
Cinematographer
László Melis
Original Music
László Rajk
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Critic Reviews for Son of Saul

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  • Jan 08, 2017
    A good portrayal of the Holocaust only let down by the lead actor, who shows no emotions at all, even after discovering the dead body of his son.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2016
    Even though it is a true lesson in technique and direction, it deserved to have a more interesting protagonist with better motivations. Full review on filmotrope. com
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2016
    An excellent foreign film. The film is a journey into one of humanity's darkest hours. Many excellent films have dealt with the heavy subject matter of Son of Saul. This film does not disappoint as a worthy addition. The film is oddly not really about the characters, despite the intense usage of POV or over shoulder camera work. You barely remember the faces of the individuals in the movie, but cannot shake the visceral and personal experience of the film. This is likely by design to capture the devastating de-humanization of life in a concentration camp. The most gut wrenching of moments are never fully in-focus and are always just off to the side or edge of the viewer's field of vision. I had the good fortune of viewing this film at a festival with a number of other people. When you leave the film you can say little upon immediate reflection, but everyone clearly felt a sense of awe (albeit mired in uneasiness) and silent contemplation at what they experienced. A worthy film that truly does justice to the experience of true horror, never fully seen or explained but deeply felt.
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