"Nemes has made a gripping film almost entirely free of movie heroics or placating visual strategies. It's not an easy experience. Nor should it be."
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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.
William Donahue, John J. Cavanaugh, CSC Professor of the Humanities will introduce the film.
Sponsored by the 2016 Fall Nanovic Institute Film Series: Disintegration.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for ND/SMC faculty/staff, and $4 for students/children. Contact the box office at 574-631-2800, or visit performingarts.nd.edu to purchase tickets
Free tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in 211 Brownson Hall.