AJ: WHEN A film wins the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, the Golden Globes and Academy Award for best foreign film, expectations are high. When that film is described as “unlike any Holocaust movie you’ve ever seen,” one expects an emotional payoff. But as the final credits for “Son of Saul” roll, the viewer is left numb.
SRG: This Hungarian film is not about survival. It’s a film about the six million who perished. It’s not about the rescuers, the helpers, the glint of humanity amid the evil.