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Director: László Nemes
Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Jerzy Walczak
Genre: Drama
Duration: 107 mins

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul AuslŠnder 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. L‡szl— Nemes’ astonishing debut feature follows Saul when he fixates on a boy who survives the gas. ‘Son of Saul’ offers Nemes’ harrowing vision of the possibility of peace, at least within oneself. Nemes, who also co-wrote the film, based it in part on secret writings members of the Sonderkommando hid. Winner of last year’s Golden Globe after claiming the Grand Jury Prize at its Cannes debut last May.

Screening Date: 18-Sep-16

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