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Rated R · 107 minutes · 2016

Drama, Period drama
The debut feature of Hungarian writer-director László Nemes, opening this week at Music Box, is easily the most exciting new film I've seen over the past year, and a casual look at the prizes and accolades it's received over the past eight months, starting with the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes, shows that I'm far from alone in feeling this way. Even my colleagues who dislike or dismiss the film concede that it's a stunning technical achievement. But the moment one starts to describe what the film does, or even what it's about, a certain amount of dissension sets in. Continue reading >>


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In <i>Son of Saul</i>, a Jew in Auschwitz readies his fellow prisoners for the gas chamber

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Official Site: sonyclassics.com/sonofsaul
Director: László Nemes
Producer: Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna and Judit Stalter
Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Todd Charmont, Sándor Zsótér, Marcin Czarnik, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting, Kamil Dobrowolski, Amitai Kedar, Juli Jakab and Attila Fritz

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