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Son of Saul

Saul fia
Director: László Nemes
HU 2015107' hu/yi/de/ru/pl/fr/el/sk/he lv/ru

Saul, a prisoner at Auschwitz who is forced to work at the camp’s crematorium assigns a special meaning to the last days of his life by deciding to bury a corpse of a little boy in accordance with Jewish traditions. When asked why he chose such a difficult theme for his first feature, the director replied that, in his opinion, one must at least try to grasp the unthinkable. The film was awarded the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.