Son of Saul

Film stills

– Mes per judu mirsim.

– Mes jau seniai mirę.

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. 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, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.


Cannes Film Festival – in competition, Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Prize, François Chalais Award, Vulcain Prize for Best Sound.

László Nemes

László Nemes was born in 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. After studying History, International Relations and Screenwriting in Paris, he started working as an assistant director in France and Hungary on short and feature films. For two years, he worked as Béla Tarr’s assistant and subsequently studied Film Directing in New York. His shorts have been awarded with more than thirty prizes in more than 100 international film festivals.