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Son of Saul

OT: Saul Fia

László Nemes // Hungary, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2015



Auschwitz, October 1944: Saul Ausländer is a member of a special unit consisting of Jewish prisoners that have to assist the Germans in the mass liquidation of inmates. Saul works in the crematorium and one day finds the body of a boy whom he thinks he recognizes as his son. He saves the body from the gas oven so as to bury it with dignity. Even when it becomes ever clearer that his special unit is also threatened with extermination and an uprising breaks out, Saul sticks to his plan: he wants to pay his last respects to his son. Son of Saul does without showing the unshowable, the horror unfolds in the mind of the viewer via the soundtrack. The drama won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and the FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize.


LÁSZLÓ NEMES (*1977) is the son of Hungarian director András Jeles. His short Türelem was shown at the Venice film festival and nominated for the European Film Prize in 2008. Son of Saul is his feature film debut.



Saul Fia

Fiction Feature





107 min

OV with German subtitles

László Nemes

László Nemes, Clara Royer

Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sándor Zsoter, Marcin Czarnik

Gabor Sipos, Gabor Rajna

Mátyás Erdely

Matthieu Taponier

László Melis

László Rajk

Sony Pictures

Film Distribution

Laokoon Filmgroup

Francois Yon, Film Distribution: fry@filmdistribution.com

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