IMDb > Son of Saul (2015)
Saul fia
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Son of Saul (2015) More at IMDbPro »Saul fia (original title)

Photos (See all 41 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)

Overview

User Rating:
7.5/10   32,903 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Son of Saul on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
11 June 2015 (Hungary) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 67 wins & 44 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A bit disappointing to be honest See more (111 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Géza Röhrig ... Saul Ausländer

Levente Molnár ... Abraham Warszawski

Urs Rechn ... Oberkapo Biederman
Todd Charmont ... Bearded Prisoner
Jerzy Walczak ... Rabbi Frankel
Gergö Farkas ... Saul's Son
Balázs Farkas ... Saul's Son

Sándor Zsótér ... Dr. Miklos Nyiszli

Marcin Czarnik ... Feigenbaum
Levente Orbán ... Russian Prisoner
Kamil Dobrowolski ... Mietek

Uwe Lauer ... Oberscharführer Voss

Christian Harting ... Oberscharführer Busch
Attila Fritz ... Yankl (Young Prisoner)

Mihály Kormos ... Schlojme
Márton Ágh ... Apikoyres (Greek Rabbi)

Amitai Kedar ... Hirsch (Gold Collector)
István Pion ... Katz

Juli Jakab ... Ella
Tamás Polgár ... Landesman
Rozi Székely ... Female Kapo
Erno Fekete ... SS Doctor
László Somorjai ... Old Rabbi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zsolt Alkay ... Soldier
Sandor Altmann
Bálint Bagladi ... Soldier
Norbert Bagladi ... Soldier
Tamás Bakó ... Movement artist
Zoltán Bathó ... Soldier
Gyula Berger ... Movement artist
Anna Biczók ... Movement artist
Arnaud Blondel ... Movement artist
János Tibor Boldizsár
Gábor Bora ... Movement artist
Tamás Brán ... Soldier
Mendy Cahan ... Sonderkommando Member
Marcio Canabarro ... Movement artist
Gyula Cserepes ... Movement artist
Zoltán Cservák
Márton Csuzi ... Movement Artist
Eszter Csépai ... Young girl in female barrack
Emese Cuhorka ... Movement artist
Márton Debreczeni ... Movement artist
Dániel Dragos ... Movement artist
Viktória Dányi ... Movement artist
Judit Dömötör ... Movement artist
Bea Egyed ... Movement artist
Péter Fancsikai
Bence Farkas ... Soldier
Dávid Fodor
Péter Forgács ... Soldier
Csaba Formanek

Björn Freiberg ... Extra
Júlia Garai ... Movement artist
János György
Judit Gál
Júlia Hadi ... Movement artist
Tamás Herczeg
Nóra Horváth ... Movement artist
Heléna Hrotkó ... Movement artist

András Jeles
András Kauderer ... Soldier
Éva Kelényi
Bálint Kenyeres
Tamás Kiss
Gábor Klaus ... Soldier
Péter Kocsis ... Soldier
Fotisz Kollátosz
Anett Kormos
Kálmán Kovács
Márk Kovács ... Soldier
Oszkár Kovácsovich ... Soldier
Csaba Krisztik
Krisztián Kálmán ... Soldier
Péter Kõszegi
László Laskay
Gergely Lörincz ... Soldier
András Meszerics ... Movement artist
Alex Miklósy ... Movement artist
Vaszilisz Mitropulosz
Gábor Molnár Opti
Csaba Molnár ... Movement artist
Gábor Molnár
Zoltán Mózes ... Movement artist
Patrik Nádas
Zoltán Nádasi ... Soldier
Ákos Orosz
Zoltán Perovics
Sándor Petrovics ... Movement artist

Tom Pilath ... SS Officer
István Péntek ... Soldier
Tamás Pénzes ... Soldier
Linda Péter ... Movement artist
Gábor Póczik
László Quitt
István Rubóczky ... Soldier
Mátyás Ruzsom ... Movement artist
Gábor Rénes ... Soldier
András Réthelyi ... Movement artist
Béla Sebestyén
Péter Selyebi
Tamás Steinberger
Dmitrij Szabanyin ... Soldier
Kata Szilágyi ... Movement artist
Krisztián Szilágyi ... Movement artist
Balázs Szitás
Dániel Szász ... Movement artist
István János Takács ... Soldier
Péter Takátsy ... Soldier
Laura Tóth ... Movement artist
Kristóf Töröcsik
Boglárka Varga ... Movement artist
Csaba Varga ... Movement artist
Norbert Varga
Viktória Varga ... Movement artist
Sándor Viglász
Melinda Virág ... Movement artist
János Vozár
Krisztián Vranik
Marcell Wrochna

Directed by
László Nemes  (as Nemes László)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
László Nemes  (as Nemes László)
Clara Royer 

Produced by
Krisztina Pintér .... line producer
Gábor Rajna .... producer
Gábor Sipos .... producer
Judit Stalter .... executive producer
Robert Vamos .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
László Melis  (as Melis László)
 
Cinematography by
Mátyás Erdély 
 
Film Editing by
Matthieu Taponier 
 
Casting by
Éva Zabezsinszkij 
 
Production Design by
László Rajk 
 
Art Direction by
Hedvig Kiraly (stand-by art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Dorka Kiss 
Judit Varga 
 
Costume Design by
Edit Szücs 
 
Makeup Department
Liliána Berkeczi .... daily makeup and hair
Viktória Csatári .... makeup artist
Edit Czinege .... dental prosthetics
Krisztina Fehér .... hair stylist
Erzsébet Forgács .... makeup department head
Szandra Gerö .... daily makeup and hair
Kornél Hidas .... assistant hair stylist
Balázs Krisztina .... makeup artist
Kinga Lesti .... makeup artist
Kovácsné Lesti Linda .... daily makeup and hair
Mariann Molnár .... key hair stylist
Berek Móni .... daily makeup and hair
Attila Tamás .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eszter Gargyan .... unit manager
Gábor Hajdók .... post-production supervisor
Veronika Nemes-Jeles .... production manager: pre-production (as Veronika Nemes Jeles)
Gábor Szántó .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Agnes Eckert .... additional third assistant director
Edina Galgocz .... second assistant director
Zoltán Gyovai .... co-first assistant director
István Kolos .... first assistant director
Ádám Kolos .... additional third assistant director
Levente Kriston .... assistant director trainee
Zsolt Makrai .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Szabolcs Alb .... swing gang
Gábor Bende .... buyer
Norbert Alte Fieszl .... set dresser
László Filcsik .... standby props 2
Tamás Fuchs .... painter
Sándor Fényi .... standby props 1
Arnold Gerhát .... set dresser
Boglarka Horvath .... painter
Béla Hódos .... swing gang
József Kiss .... construction manager
Kata Kiss .... assistant set decorator
Károly Körmöczi .... previs artis
Zsófia Manninger .... buyer
Balázs Mezei .... swing gang
Arnold Mincu .... swing gang
Tamás Mókos .... swing gang
Mercédesz Nagy .... helper
'kkein' Fieszl Norbert .... set dresser
Zsuzsanna Rebeka Pál .... title and end credit designer
Zsuzsa Sverteczki .... assistant set decorator
Tibor Szabó .... painter
Zoltán Sípos .... swing gang
Tokaji Zoltán .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tamás Beke .... foley artist
Sámuel Csóka .... boom operator
Tamás Dévényi .... production soundmixer
Szabolcs Gáspár .... second boom operator
András Kálmán .... final mixing - studio manager
Nándor Szirtes .... second boom operator
Tamás Székely .... sound editor
Tamás Zányi .... sound designer
Lajos Érsek .... assistant sound editor: dialogue and adr
 
Special Effects by
Gergely Csóri .... daily sfx technician
Attila Erczkovi .... special effects technician
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor
Norbert Orosz .... daily sfx technician
Barnabás Princz .... special effects supervisor
Szabolcs Princz .... special effects coordinator
György Solymosi .... special effects
Attila Vásári .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator
Gergõ Hajdú .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gergely Csepregi .... first assistant camera
Gellért Drávucz .... central loader
Zoltán Dzsupin .... second assist camera
László Egyedi .... grip
Szabolcs Galgóczi .... best boy
Demkó Gábor .... video operator
Zoltán Kittrich .... electrician
Claudia Kovács .... camera operator-rehearsals
Tibor Kun .... electrician
Zoltán Lovasi .... camera operator
Viktor Racsek .... rigger gaffer
György Réder .... camera operator
Zoltán Sallai .... video assist/camera crew (video segments)
Bálint Seress .... underwater assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Mária Boross .... additional casting (as Mária Boros)
Orit Fouks .... casting assistant: Israel
Benjamin Freidenberg .... casting director: Israel
Eszter Kemény .... casting trainee
Márta Liener .... extras casting
Dániel Mertz .... extras coordinator
Dániel Rosenfeld .... additional casting
Ede Starsky .... casting coordinator
Timea Varkonyi .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tünde Bényei .... ager/breakdown artist
Emese Pirityi .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Éva Haraszin .... post-production coordinator
Hanga Janovszki .... post-production coordinator
László Kovács .... colorist
László Kovács .... telecine colorist
Réka Kukai .... post-production coordinator
László Machovits .... digital intermediate technician
János Polyák .... scanning operator
Viola Regéczy .... color timer
Anna Vághy .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Márton Bornyi .... locations scout
Tamás Pejkó .... location manager
Tamás Pejkó .... locations scout
 
Music Department
Eszter Krulik .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Zoltán Kovács .... transportation
Dániel Szokolay .... transportation
Gyorgy Szollosi .... driver: cast
Géza Szupp .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Zsuzsanna Barna .... production secretary
Felix Bender .... adr actor
Mendy Cahan .... dialog coach: yiddish
Mendy Cahan .... expert: yiddish
Mendy Cahan .... translator: dialogue
Mendy Cahan .... translator: yiddish
Dávid Csóka .... lawyer
Elie Elbaz .... script consultant
András Fodor .... production accountant
Dániel Fuhl .... adr actor
Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy .... health & safety supervisor
Marcus Hammerstein .... adr actor
Christoph Hanz .... adr actor
Krisztina Hegyi .... medical coordinator
Melissa Herman .... adr actor
István Hevesi .... director's assistant
Adrienn Hód .... choreographer
Felicián Keresztes .... unit manager assistant (as Felícián Keresztes)
Viki Réka Kiss .... production coordinator
Balázs Krasznahorkai .... assistant to the director
Matthias Kräusslein .... adr actor
Slomó Köves .... consultant: religion
Jean-François Laplénie .... translator: dialogue
Uwe Lauer .... german dialogue
Mario Locurcio .... italian publicist
Julia Maspero .... history research
Orsolya Mirgay .... production secretary (as Orsolya Migray)
Zoltan Nagy .... logistics coordinator
Ádám Názer .... unit manager assistant
Sergej Onopko .... adr actor
Elena Ourjoumtseva .... translator: dialogue
Janos Prihoda .... immigration advisor
Allen Lewis Rickman .... consultant: yiddish
Karsten Schleifring .... adr actor
Gaetan Stawinoga .... adr actor
Gabriella Ságodi .... speech coach: Saul
Matthieu Taponier .... script consultant
István Varga .... advisor: military
István Varga .... military advisor
Árpád Vass .... stage assistant
Orsolya Vercz .... script supervisor
Dóra Anna Veress .... production accountant assistant
George Vince .... adr actor
Zoltán Vági .... advisor: history
Zoltán Vági .... historical advisor
Marcell Wrochna .... interpreter: Polish
Gábor Xantus .... medic: supervisor
Éva Zabezsinszkij .... hungarian dialogue
Alexey Zelensky .... adr actor
 
Thanks
Peter O. Almond .... special thanks
Lili Aschoff .... special thanks
Georges Goldenstern .... special thanks
Joanna Jurewicz .... special thanks
Charlotte Krebs .... special thanks
Uwe Lauer .... special thanks
Emil Weiss .... special thanks
Riina Sporring Zachariassen .... special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saul fia" - Hungary (original title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.
Runtime:
107 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director László Nemes came up with the idea for the film after reading the book "The Scrolls of Auschwitz", a collection of witness accounts by Sonderkommando members, after discovering it during the production of Béla Tarr's The Man from London (2007) in 2005 when he was working as Tarr's assistant.See more »
Quotes:
Saul Ausländer:Rabbi, Help me bury a body.See more »
Movie Connections:
References With a Little Patience (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dream FacesSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
25 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A bit disappointing to be honest, 30 April 2016
Author: markgorman from United Kingdom

This movie is not taken on lightly as an audience member.

To classify it as 'entertainment' would certainly be wrong because the subject matter is so uncompromisingly challenging.

I wanted to love it unreservedly for the bravery of its content but I'm afraid I was left a little cold.

The film is shot in square format (possibly 4:3) which is immediately disarming and unusual (the last time I saw this was in the very different Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel) and it's used effectively because it gives the viewer a voyeuristic look into the mayhem that is Dachau where the movie is set. It also helps the director from a budgetary point of view because it eschews the need for expensive wide shots.

The opening scenes are astonishingly harrowing as we see the "pieces" of Jewish bodies essentially processed through the factory of death with disturbing, off screen, dog barks, German soldier orders and mechanical noise. It's brutal and affecting in the extreme.

In some ways this is what I grotesquely wanted from the movie. I wanted to be horrified like no horror movie could achieve.

Forgive me for this but it didn't happen. Yes, the mood was grotesque thanks, in particular, to the extraordinary sound design, but on screen I felt it shirked its potential too much.

In the end this voyeuristic cinematography ultimately becomes both tiresome and limiting.

The fundamental weakness of the movie, in my opinion, is in the storyline. Frankly it's not that credible and doesn't stack up. The main protagonist (Saul) discovers his (illegitimate?) son as a gas chamber survivor and smuggles him out of the situation to seek a Rabbi to give him a proper Jewish burial.

This leads to a sequence of events that side stories with an undercover camp breakout in which he is also inexplicably involved.

Sorry, it's not credible.

And Géza Röhrig as the lead didn't really do it for me. And so the early wonderment of the movie, it really is very moving, starts to erode and gradually descends into incredibility.

I love what this movie stands for. I respect every iota of it.

I just didn't think it was particularly good overall.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (111 total) »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Hungary section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.