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Son of Saul
During World War II, a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner (Géza Röhrig) in the German Nazi concentration tries to find a rabbi to bury a child's body, that he saved from the gas oven, with dignity.
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January 28, 2016You will never shake this film off, ever, and that is a powerful and enriching thing.
February 04, 2016An appalling, overwhelming descent into the heart of the Holocaust.
August 23, 2016Nemes shows the horrors of the Holocaust instead of an entertainment. [Full review in Spanish]
January 10, 2017It's a story of a man who fights for triumph in the worst of circumstances, a parable about how the slightest glimmer of light can give those engulfed by tragedy a renewed sense of life.
February 24, 2017Although it is emotionally and thematically overwhelming throughout, Son of Saul is undeniably essential viewing.
February 17, 2016Formally riveting, emotionally shattering, and astonishingly confident.
January 03, 2017Catapulted into confusion it's Saul we cling to, and it's a grasp which never looks to loosen.
February 12, 2016Brutal 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.
January 29, 2016A harrowing immersion into the lives of a lesser-known caste of prisoners in the camps. The film's ultimate message, however, is a puzzle.
February 25, 2016Nemes, in his first feature, is a bold, experimental voice with a clear vision -- a filmmaker to watch and study for years to come.
March 07, 2017Son of Saul is a masterwork that leads viewers right to the gates of hell.