24.9. - 3.10.2020

Son of Saul Hungary 2015 | 107 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

László Nemes

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Orig. Title: Saul Fia
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hungarian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: László Nemes
Screenplay: László Nemes, Clara Royer
Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sándor Zsoter, Marcin Czarnik
Producer: Gabor Sipos,Gabor Rajna
Sprachfassung: OV with German subtitles
Music: László Melis
Director of Photography: Mátyás Erdely
Production Design: László Rajk
Editor: Matthieu Taponier
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Sony Pictures
World Sales: Film Distribution
Production: Laokoon Filmgroup
Contact: Francois Yon, Film Distribution:


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