Son of Saul
Saul fiaDVD - 2016 | Hungarian
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Intro at start of film: Sonderkommando: a German expression. The term was used in concentration camps for prisoners with special statuses, who were also referred to as "the knowers of the secrets" (Geheimnisträger). The members of the Sonderkommando are separated from the rest of the camp, working for a couple of months before they would be killed as well.
Doctor: What's your name?
Saul: Auslander. Saul.
Oberkapo: Bury? The prayer is enough.
Saul: I have the body. Help me!
Oberkapo: Get lost. You know the Kaddish? I'll say it for him. What's his name? There's nothing more we can do.
Saul: That's not enough! You know as well!
Oberkapo: Why did you bring here this one?
Saul: He is a rabbi. For the dead.
Oberkapo: We take care of our own dead. People come to see me for that.
Saul: I did come to see you!
Oberkapo: And I did say the Kaddish. This one a rabbi? He's just a bearded thief!
Oberscharführer: How much is left to deal with?
Oberkapo: One thousand, Oberscharführer.
Oberscharführer: One thousand?
Oberkapo: One thousand...
Oberscharführer: We expect three times more tonight. So let's do it like this: we must finish by dawn. At each passage, 2 men, 1 woman 1 child. Clean the ashes every second round, and ventilate the air every 12 minutes. You are responsible. Understood?
Oberkapo: Yes, Oberscharführer.
Oberscharführer: When you finish, cleaning and disinfection for the next transport. Dismissed
Oberkapo: We will die because of you two.
Saul: We are already dead.
Oberscharführer: What are you doing? We need you here!
Oberkapo: My men can no longer work. There are clothes piled up to the ceiling. We must put them to the warehouse.
- Where are they going?
- To the pits. The furnaces can't take no more.
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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. 96%/81%