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“Son of Saul” and the Ungraspable Horrors of Auschwitz

“Son of Saul” and the Ungraspable Horrors of Auschwitz

The New Yorker - Richard Brody

To the extent that it’s a gloss on ideas from Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah” and his later films, László Nemes’s first feature, “Son of Saul” (which opened December 25th), is a revealing alignment of symbolic gestures. To the extent that it’s an immediate cinematic experience, it’s a daring but …

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