Son of Saul = Saul fia / a Sony Pictures Classics release, Laododon Filmgroup presents with the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Claims Conference ; screenplay by Clara Royer & László Nemes ; producers, Gábor Sipos & Gábor Rajna ; director, László Nemes.

Title
Son of Saul = Saul fia / a Sony Pictures Classics release, Laododon Filmgroup presents with the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Claims Conference ; screenplay by Clara Royer & László Nemes ; producers, Gábor Sipos & Gábor Rajna ; director, László Nemes.

Publication Information
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]

Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
 
1.37:1 full screen.
 
Special features: commentary with László Nemes, Géza Röhrig and Mátyás Erdély.
 
DVD, region 1, (1.37:1) full screen; 5.1 Dolby Digital.

Summary
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 body 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.

Corporate Subject
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Drama.

Subject Term
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Drama.
 
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
 
Foreign language films.

Genre
Feature films.
 
Historical films.
 
Fiction films.
 
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
 
Films for the hearing impaired.
 
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
 
Films for people with visual disabilities.
 
Hungarian language films.
 
Hungarian language materials.

Added Author
Royer, Clara,
 
Sipos, Gábor,
 
Rajna, Gábor
 
Nemes, László, 1977-
 
Röhrig, Géza, 1967-
 
Molnar, Levente,
 
Rechn, Urs,
 
Charmont, Todd,

Added Corporate Author
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
 
Laododon Filmgroup.
 
Magyar Nemzeti Filmalap.
 
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Language Note
Hungarian dialogue; Spanish, Portuguese, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); English described video (DVS).

Audience
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity. CHV rating: 14A

Performer
Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Jerzy Walczak, Sandor Zsoter, Marcin Czarnik, Amitai Kedar.

Production Credits
Film editor, Matthieu Taponier ; music, László Nemes ; cinematographer, Mátyás Erdély.


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