October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son and is desperate to provide a proper burial. László Nemes’ Oscar-winning debut is an extraordinary work exhibiting courage and focus.
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