The devastating, ambitious and beautiful Hungarian film “Son of Saul” trickled down through the film festival circuit ahead of its U.S. release on Dec. 18. Now, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the full-length U.S. trailer for Hungary’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, giving moviegoers a taste of the hard-to-watch film that seems like a shoe-in for Oscar consideration.
The film takes place at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp during the tail end of World War II. If the setting wasn’t enough to set this emotionally harsh climate, the main character, Saul Auslander (played by Geza Rohrig), is Hungarian Jew who has only survived because he was recruited as a Sonderkommando. (CONTINUED)