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László Nemes (II)

László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. He moved to France at 12 with his mother. He grew up in Paris, where he studied History, International Relations and Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques, because he couldn't go to film school. After that he started working as an assistant director on short films. With ... See full bio »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 30 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Son of Saul
Son of Saul Director
With a Little Patience
The Counterpart
The Counterpart Director


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 2015 Son of Saul (as Nemes László)
 2008 The Counterpart (Short)
 2007 With a Little Patience (Short) (as László Nemes Jeles)
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László Nemes Jeles | Nemes Jeles László | Nemes László


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[on the sound design of Son of Saul (2015)] I spent five months with Tamas [Tamás Zányi], our sound designer. It was very painful and very difficult. He was very intuitive and approached it like music. (...) It was very important that we had this Babel of expressions, the sounds, the whispers and the shouts in all kinds of languages. [2015] See more »


Has no degree from a film school. In September 2006 Nemes started to study film directing in a post-graduate program at New York University's 'Tisch School of the Arts', but quit after less than a year because he "didn't like it". Nemes further complained in an interview that the education there was too "conventional". Other famous drop-outs from NYU's 'Tisch School' include the later Academy ... See more »

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