|SON OF SAUL (SAUL
FIA) (director: László
Nemes; screenwriter: Clara Royer;
cinematographer: Matyas Erdely; editor: Matthieu
Taponier; music: Laszlo Melis; cast: Geza
Rohrig (Saul Auslander), Levente Molnar (Abraham
Warszawski), Urs Rechn (Oberkapo
Biederman), Todd Charmont (Bearded
Prisoner), Sandor Zsoter (Dr.
Miklos Nyiszli), Marcin
Czarnik (Feigenbaum), Jerzy Walczak (Rabbi Frankel), Uwe
Lauer (Oberscharführer Voss), Christian Harting
(Oberscharführer Busch), Kamil Dobrowlski (Mietek),
Levente Orban (Russian Prisoner), Attila Fritz (Yankl);
Runtime: 107; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Krisztina
Pinter; Sony Pictures Classics; 2015-Hungary-in Hungarian.
German and Yiddish, with English subtitles)
no arguing its technical achievements, its
star performance, its powerful story, or its
greatness as a film."
by Dennis Schwartz
It boldly follows the horrors of life in the death camp through the eyes of Saul, an ordinary person, as we see only what he does. Though such a haunting film might not be for everyone, there's no arguing its technical achievements, its star performance, its powerful story, or its greatness as a film. The visceral drama is truly an unforgettable film experience. In the genre of Holocaust films, this is the best and most unique one I have seen.
REVIEWED ON 6/29/2016 GRADE: A
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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