Son of Saul | TIFF

Son of Saul

Saul Fia (Hungary)

Directed by:
László Nemes
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2016
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Synopsis:

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslander 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.

Festivals:
Cannes 2015 (competition), Sarajevo 2015, San Sebastian 2015, London 2015, Salonic 2015
 
Awards:
Best Foreign Language Film -  Academy Awards 2016, Grand Prize of the Jury, FIPRESCI Award  - Cannes 2015
 
Trailer:
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