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 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.

László Nemes’ stunning debut received a rapturous critical reception at Cannes 2015 where it was awarded the Grand Prix.

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  • Rating:15+ IFF
  • Country:Hungary
  • Year:2015
  • Duration:107 minutes
  • Language:Hungarian, Yiddish, German and Polish with subtitles
  • Director:László Nemes
  • Starring:Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn
  • With thanks to Artificial Eye