Son Of Saul

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a seemingly endless list of equivalent honors: Golden Globe, Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, NY, LA Film Critics Associations…the list goes on and on….October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer 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. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out a seemingly 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. In Hungarian, Yiddish, German and other languages with English subtitles. R. 107 Min.

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