Saul Fia (Son of Saul)

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Saul Fia (Son of Saul)

  1. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Son of Saul

Lead actor Géza Röhrig is scheduled to be present.

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. In various languages with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

This screening is sponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Association of IU, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the departments of Central Eurasian Studies and Comparative Literature, the Russian East European Institute, the School of Global and International Studies, the Borns Jewish Studies Program, and IU Cinema.