Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár
Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this Hungarian Holocaust drama is the closest you’ll get – and ever want to get – to the horrors inside the Nazi death factory.
It’s also the closest thing to a found-footage Holocaust film, with the camera following protagonist Saul (Géza Röhrig) throughout, as he attempts to find a rabbi who can conduct a proper burial for a young boy. With a soundscape to match the tight visuals, it’s a sensory experience, an intimate, over-the-shoulder descent into hell. However, Saul’s resolve in his mission and the risks involved bring a humane perspective to an inhumane world. Highly recommended.