Son Of Saul

  |  Book Tickets: 20/04/2016
  |  102 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


In the horror of 1944 Western Europe, Hungarian prisoner Saul Ausländer is at the mercy of Nazi soldiers. A member of a Sonderkommando unit, he is tasked with the grievous responsibility of burning the bodies of his fellow inmates, who were murdered in the torture chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. When Saul comes across the body of a young boy, whom he believes to be his son, the nightmare darkens. Desperate to give him a traditional Jewish burial, but watched unflinchingly by the Nazi supervisors, he must find a way to honour the innocent boy without sacrificing his own life. Despite the terrors of the concentration camp, Saul struggles to cling onto his faith and find some form of redemption amongst the horror. This dark and moving cinematic masterpiece has won awards and nominations across virtually every critical board, from the Toronto International Film Festival to the Cannes Film Festival, and is the 2015 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Acclaimed director László Nemes tells the haunting and gritty story in a strikingly beautiful manner, this being his first feature-length film. Géza Röhrig, who plays Saul, delivers an honest and memorable performance in his portrayal of a man who has lost everything and yet must still go forward.