SON OF SAUL (Blu-ray)

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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 mourners Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.  Critically acclaimed and the winner of countless awards across the world, Son of Saul is a disquieting portrait of the Holocaust through a harrowingly original narrative – one single prisoner’s view; a very personal and human perspective on one of the greatest atrocities in human history.  Directorial debut from László Nemes, with Son of Saul being described as his ‘career-making tour de force’ The Telegraph. 


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