Son of Saul available to watch online in UK the same day as cinemas
James R | On 29, Feb 2016
Last night, Son of Saul became the second Hungarian film to win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The directorial debut of filmmaker László Nemes, it’s an unflinching depiction of the Holocaust that is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
The film follows Saul Ausländer, a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he recognises a body as that of his son and begins a quest to give the boy a proper burial, away from the flames.
Unfolding in a string of audacious tracking shots, the result is a harrowing, gripping and powerful experience – the kind of film that’s hard to watch and yet impossible to regret seeing. The film’s victory last night will leave many UK cinemagoers wondering when they can brave the brilliant spectacle – and the answer is Friday 29th April, when it is released in cinemas. The good news is that on the same day, it will be also be released on VOD, making the movie as accessible as possible across the country. The film will be available to stream from Curzon Home Cinema and a range of other video on-demand platforms.
We’ll have a full review for you nearer the time. Until then, here’s a trailer: