Director: László Nemes • Hungary
Saul is a member of the Sonderkommando, Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in 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, and offer the boy a proper burial.
Language: Hungarian, Yiddish
Run Time: 107 Min.
Festival Program: Highlight
Elaine & Donald Levinson