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Son of Saul

HD   R Closed Captioning

László Nemes

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 211
  • Fresh: 202
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 8.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Nemes, in his first feature, is a bold, experimental voice with a clear vision -- a filmmaker to watch and study for years to come. – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press, Feb 25, 2016

Fresh: Formally riveting, emotionally shattering, and astonishingly confident. – Ethan Gates, The New Republic, Feb 17, 2016

Fresh: Brutal and brilliant, "Son of Saul" may be the most harrowing film ever made about the Holocaust, which should give you an idea of how hard it is to watch. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Feb 12, 2016

Fresh: The whole film is a crushing experience, giving you very little chance to regain perspective. – David Sexton, London Evening Standard, May 1, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Horrifying but necessary

This is no easy watch by any means. The film is a harrowing descent into what hell on earth looks like. This descent will pack a punch that no other film I’ve seen has been able to land. Entirely worthwhile experience that will leave you thinking.

Very good

It was very good!..very good acting. The one thing I didn't care for was that a good portion of the film is shot from directly behind the main characters head as if you were following him around all day with the rest of the scene blurred out in the background. A new take on first person point of view I guess but I didn't care for it. I don't know of they did it for effect or to disguise the fact the much of the scenery doesn't look too much like Auschwitz Birkenau although it seems close from what I've seen..
But , definitely worth watching..important history..



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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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