Son of Saul
Saul Fia

A film by László Nemes

2015 Hungary - Drama

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.

  • cast

    • Géza Röhrig (Saul Ausländer)
    • Levente Molnár (Ábrahám)
    • Urs Rechn (Oberkapo Biederman)
    • Marcin Czarnik (Feigenbaum)
    • Todd Charmont (Bearded man)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Gábor Sipos
    • Gábor Rajna (Laokoon Filmgroup)
    • with the support
    • Hungarian National Film Fund
    • Claims Conference
    • Screenwriters
    • László Nemes
    • Clara Royer
    • Cinematographer
    • Mátyás Erdély
    • Set Designer
    • László Rajk
    • Music
    • László Melis
    • Editor
    • Matthieu Taponier
    • Sound
    • Tamás Zányi

awards & nominations +

  • Cannes Official Competition 2015, Grand Prix
  • 2016 Oscar Winner, Best Foreign Film
  • 2016 Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Film
  • 2016 Spirit Award Winner, International Film
  • International Film Critics' award (FIPRESCI), Cannes 2015
  • Francois Chalais Prize, Cannes 2015
  • Vulcain Award for best sound, Cannes 2015
  • Hungarian entry for 2016 Oscars
  • Lux Prize 2015 official selection
  • Toronto 2015, Special Presentations
  • AFI FEST 2015, World Cinema
  • 2015 BIFA Nominee, Foreign Film
  • Best Director @ Stockholm IFF
  • 2015 Top 20 films, Sight & Sound

screenings in festivals & markets +

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