The Best Films of 2015
László Nemes' deeply emotional film set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
This intense, disturbing Hungarian film was the darling of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, winning four top awards there and subsequently taking many more end-of-year Best Foreign Film prizes from numerous critics' groups. Set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, it follows the experience of one Jewish prisoner, Saul Auslander, as he survives as part of the Sonderkommando, one of the prisoners kept alive by the Nazis solely to handle the disposal of the thousands of victims burned in the crematorium. When Saul discovers the body of a boy he believes to be his son, he risks everything to give him a proper burial. With an incredible, emotional performance by Géza Röhrig, this story will stay with you long after the credits roll.