Son of Saul script
Son of Saul (2015)
Synopsis: Son of Saul (Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes and co-written by Nemes and Clara Royer. It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza R

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A low, long noise of a heavy industrial fan, before stopping +

with reverberation.

Saul is hosing the ground mechanically, slowly, directing the +

hose here and there, his face focused.

In the BACKGROUND, human FIGURES come and go rapidly. Some

draw nearer Saul, and start pulling backward, and then OFF

SCREEN, heavy loads.

TWO MEN around Saul seem to struggle with something below.

Saul turns off the hose and leans toward the ground. He helps

the men.

The men carry away their load.

The figures around Saul move increasingly fast, quietly, as

if commanded by invisible fear and discipline. +

A low whimper can be heard from underneath.

Saul tries to look for the source of the whimper.

He freezes.

A light-haired man comes near him. He is 30 but looks 50, his

name is HIRSCH. He wears the same clothes as Saul. His deeply

set eyes look down with worry at the source of the whimper.

Hirsch waves at someone OFF SCREEN.

Another prisoner, who seems to have more authority, draws

closer. He is a short but strong young man in his late

twenties, and a foreman in the Kommando. He is called

FEIGENBAUM. He looks towards the source of the whimper and +

hurries away. +

Saul watches as Hirsch lifts up the bruised corpse of an

ADOLESCENT BOY with dark-brown hair. Hirsch carries it to one

corner of the tunnel and puts it onto a bench that another

MAN has grabbed from the undressing room.

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László Nemes

László Nemes (born Nemes Jeles László; 18 February 1977) is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. His 2015 debut feature film, Son of Saul, was screened in the main competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. He is the first Hungarian director whose film has won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His film, Son of Saul, is the second Hungarian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. more…

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