Hyde Park Picture House

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Son of Saul (Saul fia)

Time
On 30th April - 8.00 PM
Other showings
From 29th April - 5th May
Starring:
Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn
Director
Dir. László Nemes
Duration
107mins
Country
Hungary
Year
2015
Synopsis:

Winner of Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, SON OF SAUL is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity’s darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

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