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.

Director: László Nemes
Writers: László Nemes, Clara Royer

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish, and offer the boy a proper burial.

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

Produced by
Krisztina Pintér … line producer
Gábor Rajna … producer
Gábor Sipos … producer
Judit Stalter … executive producer
Robert Vamos … associate producer

Music by
László Melis

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