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Rohrig (above, at left) in Son of Saul. His character, a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz- Birkenau, is rendered numb from being an unwilling witness to daily scenes of mass murder.

A daringly-different take on the Holocaust

Feb 26, 2016 5:50 AM

A LARGE, rough, hastily-painted red "X" marks the back of Saul Auslander's jacket. It's one of the first things we see in Son of Saul - and also a fitting symbol of a grippingly-told, daringly-different take on the Holocaust by Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes. His debut feature follows an

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