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by László Nemes


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.


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Competition, Grand Prix
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2015
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Special Presentations
BFI London Film Festival 2015
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015Pearls
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015
Zagreb Film Festival 2015
Dublin Film Festival 2016

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