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Saul fia = Son of Saul

Saul fia (Motion picture)

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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 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.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
  • English title from container.
  • "This film has been supported by a grant from The Conference on Material Claims Against Germany."--End credits.
  • Special features: commentary with László Nemes, Géza Röhrig and Mátyás Erdély; theatrical trailer.
  • DVD; NTSC, region 1, (1.37:1 aspect ratio) full screen; 5.1 Dolby digital.
  • In Hungarian with optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video in English.