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son of saul

We all know it's rather rare these days, but sometimes fighting the good fight actually can result in a happy-end. In this case: getting the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film.

Regardless how many movies and documentaries you've already seen about the Holocaust - watching László Nemes' “Son of Saul“ definitely is an experience you didn't make before. Focusing on Saul Auslander (Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian Jew that is forced to assist the Nazis as a member of the Sonderkommandos near the end of the second World War, and his fight for keeping the last tiny bit of sanity and morality intact, Nemes' debut feature is an immensely devastating and visceral affair. Saul has arrived in hell's antechamber, and he's taking the audience with him since the camera never really leaves its protagonist for one hour and fortyseven minutes.

“Son of Saul“ will finally hit German screens next week.