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In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

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Directed by

László Nemes

Written by

László Nemes (Screenplay)
Clara Royer (Screenplay)

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

Hungary

Language

Hungarian

Cast

Keywords

world war ii hungarian prisoner son rabbi auschwitz-birkenau concentration sonderkommando

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#16 on The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2015 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#34 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#247 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year