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Section: Country In Focus - Hungary
Country: Hungary 
Year: 2015

 

Saul fia (Son of Saul)

color/107 minutes

Director: Laszlo Nemes. Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes. Cinematographer: Matyas Erdely. Editing: Matthieu Taponier. Music: Laszlo Melis. Cast: Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sandor Zsoter, Marcin Czarnik, Jerzy Walczak, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting, Kamil Dobrowlski, Amitai Kedar.

 

Saul Ausländer 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, he discovers the body of a young boy resembling his son, and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for the child.

Production:
Laokoon Filmgroup, Hungarian National Film Fund
World Sales:
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Laszlo Nemes

Laszlo Nemes is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. His 2015 debut feature film, Son of Saul, was screened in the main competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. He is the first Hungarian director whose film has won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Son of Saul is the second Hungarian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

 

Filmography:

2007 With a Little Patience (Short)
2008 The Counterpart (Short)
2010 The Gentleman Takes His Leave (Short)
2015 Son of Saul (as Nemes László)