October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul (Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working, Saul discovers the body 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

67 Ratings

67 Ratings

95% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 208
  • Rotten 10

Critics Consensus: Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience -- and establishes director Laszlo Nemes as a talent to watch.

18+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful WWII concentration camp film is horrific, violent.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Drama
Released

Languages

Primary
Hungarian (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Subtitles), English (United Kingdom) (Subtitles), French (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

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