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SON OF SAUL

by László Nemes

synopsis

Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive.

international title: Son of Saul
original title: Saul Fia
country: Hungary
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: László Nemes
release date: FR 4/11/2015, BE 4/11/2015, ES 15/01/2016, IT 21/01/2016
screenplay: László Nemes, Clara Royer
cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Christian Harting, Uwe Lauer, Kamil Dobrowolski, Sándor Zsótér, Csaba Krisztik
cinematography by: Mátyás Erdély
film editing: Matthieu Taponier
art director: László Rajk
producer: Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna
production: Laokoon Film
backing: Hungarian Film Fund, Cinéfondation Residence (Cannes Film Festival), Sarajevo CineLink, Jerusalem Film Lab
distributor: Ad Vitam, Mozinet, Avalon, Cinéart, Curzon Artificial Eye, Cinéart Netherlands B.V.