‘Son of Saul’ unflinchingly portrays Holocaust horrors

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Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig as Saul, a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers and cremation ovens at Auschwitz. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig as Saul, a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers and cremation ovens at Auschwitz. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

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The film is told from the perspective of of a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, who saves a child's body from the cremation ovens and attempts to find a rabbi to give him a proper burial.