Surrounded by the horrors of 1944 in Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral salvation when he attempts to retrieve the body of a boy he has taken for his son. "Hungarian helmer László Nemes and actor Géza Röhrig make a powerful debut with this grim, unyielding Holocaust drama." (Variety)
Creditsdirector: László Nemes
composer: László Melis
producer: Gábor Rajna
screenplay: László Nemes & Clara Royer
Editor: Matthieu Taponier
Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély
sound: Tamás Zányi
production company: Laokoon Filmgroup
More infodialogue: Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Polish
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
LASZLO NEMES (1977): Türelem (2007, short), The Counterpart (2008, short), The Gentleman Takes His Leave (2010, short), Son of Saul (2015).
Technical Specsformat: DCP