• Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

“Saul fia” (known as “Son of Saul” in English) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by . The film tells the story of Saul Ausländer, a Jewish inmate in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, who is a member of the Sonderkommando, a group of prisoners forced to work in the gas chambers and crematoriums.

The movie portrays the horrific realities of life in the concentration camp, as well as the moral dilemmas faced by the Sonderkommando members. The story follows Saul's quest to give a proper burial to a young boy who he believes is his son, even as he becomes increasingly involved in a plot to organize a revolt against the Nazi guards.

The film's direction and cinematography are striking, with a handheld camera used to follow Saul closely throughout the movie, creating an intense and immersive viewing experience. The sound design is also noteworthy, with background noise often muted or distorted to reflect Saul's state of mind.

“Son of Saul” received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is a powerful and harrowing depiction of the Holocaust and the human capacity for resilience and resistance in the face of unimaginable cruelty and brutality.

“Son of Saul” is a challenging and deeply moving film that offers a unique and powerful perspective on one of the darkest periods in human history. It is a must-watch for those interested in exploring the complexities of the human experience and the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. However, it contains graphic and disturbing images that may be difficult for some viewers to watch.

Directed by ,
Written by Clara Royer
Produced by Gábor SiposGábor Rajna
Starring , , ,
Cinematography Mátyás Erdély
Edited by Matthieu Taponier
Music by László Melis
Laokoon Filmgroup
Distributed by Mozinet
Release dates 15 May 2015 (Cannes) 11 June 2015 (Hungary)
Running time 107 minutes
Country Hungary
Languages German
Budget €1.5 million
Box office $9.7 million

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