Film Series: SON OF SAUL (Hungary)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Introduction Video


"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 to purchase tickets

Free tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in 211 Brownson Hall.