Son of Saul ( Saul fia ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 960

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 11

Theatrical Release Date: 12/18/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/26/2016

Language: Hungarian

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: László Nemes

Actors: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Jerzy Walczak, Sándor Zsótér

Plot: Saul is a Hungarian prisoner worker in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. We follow two days in his life - the Sonderkommando leads people to their death, but on this day he takes a young boy, who nearly survived the ordeal, as his own son. He wants to give the boy a proper burial, but even as he seeks his own redemption a group of prisoners plans an escape, but must have Saul's help for any chance of success. -- Chris Kavan

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Bury Your Children

Unknown - wrote on 05/26/2016

'Son of Saul' is an unflinching, more realistic portrayal of the events in Auschwitz from the perspective of one prisoner. He is tasked with leading herds of people into the gas chambers and disposing of their bodies multiple times per day. The realism is felt from the authenticity of the production, but much more so in the directing methods. The entire film is recorded in close proximity to the main character. We are hovering around him at all times, being at a face to face level with everyone involved. It's a deeply immersive tactic that brings about the true horrors of the situation. The emotional connection to our lead is seen through his personal quest to honor a dead loved one. It's an investment that takes time to appreciate. It all finally comes to fruition in the harsh …

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Verengter Blick - wrote on 03/07/2016

Von Ferne kommt uns eine Gruppe aus dem Wald entgegen. In dem Moment, da sie fast im Rahmen der Kamera erscheinen, tritt ein Mann heraus. Ihm weicht die Kamera ab sofort nicht mehr von der Seite. Sie wird sich während des gesamten Films nur seiner Person annehmen. Alles andere verschwindet hinter ihm: Saul Ausländer (Geza Röhrig) ist ungarischer Jude und Häftling in Ausschwitz-Birkenau. Er gehört zu einem Sonderkommando, dass die Deutschen bei ihrem Vernichtungswerk unterstützt. Wir erleben, wie ein neuer Zug ankommt und die Häftlinge zu den vermeintlichen Duschen ins Gas geführt werden. Saul muss den Menschen den Weg weisen und ihnen beim Auskleiden helfen. Schliesslich nimmt er ihre Wertsachen an sich und entsorgt die "Teile", die Reste ihrer Körper. In einem Kind, das das …

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