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Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes
László Nemes
and co-written by Nemes and Clara Royer. It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp
Auschwitz concentration camp
during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando.[4] The film premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival,[5] where it won the Grand Prix.[6] It was also shown in the Special
Special
Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[7] The film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[8][9] It is the ninth Hungarian film to be nominated for the award, and the first one since István Szabó's Hanussen in 1988. It is the second Hungarian film to win the award, the first one being Szabó's Mephisto in 1981.[10] It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film,[11] becoming the first Hungarian film to win the award.[12]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Development 3.2 Casting 3.3 Filming 3.4 Post-production

4 Release 5 Reception 6 Accolades 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Plot[edit] In October 1944, Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig), a Jewish–Hungarian prisoner in the German extermination camp Auschwitz, works as a Sonderkommando
Sonderkommando
member. Amongst other duties, he must salvage valuables from the clothing of the dead, drag their bodies from the gas chambers and scrub the floors immediately afterwards. He performs these daily tasks with a stoic, impassive expression, seemingly having been numbed by the daily horrors. One day, following the gassing, he comes upon the body of a boy who is somehow still breathing after having been gassed. From a distance, Saul witnesses a Nazi physician methodically suffocate the boy to ensure his death then call for an autopsy. Saul impulsively comes forth and insists on carrying the body himself to the prison doctor, Miklós (Sándor Zsótér), who he learns is a fellow prisoner and Hungarian. He is able to convince Miklós to not perform the autopsy as he intends to give the boy a proper Jewish burial, for which he needs a rabbi. He goes to Rabbi Frankel (Jerzy Walczak), who refuses and suggests that Saul perform the burial himself. Another member of the Sonderkommando, Abraham (Levente Molnár), talks about a rebellion against the SS-guards with Oberkapo
Oberkapo
Biedermann (Urs Rechn). While Abraham advocates an uprising, Biedermann prefers a plan to photograph the camp's atrocities and to smuggle the pictures outside to attract attention and help. Saul asks for another rabbi to help him bury the body and Abraham tells him of "the Renegade," a Greek who is supposedly a former rabbi. Saul in return offers his assistance in their plan and is instructed to go with a prisoner (Katz) to repair a shack; he is given a piece of jewelry for use as a bribe in case he's caught. When Saul and Katz arrive at the shack, Saul pretends to fix the front door's lock, while Katz takes out a camera from inside the shack and starts to take pictures of the cremation. Saul hears the guards and hides the camera outside in a drain. The guards search the shack, only to find nothing. Saul then sneaks onto a truck for another Sonderkommando
Sonderkommando
unit, heading to a nearby riverbank, where the ashes from the crematoria are dumped into the river. Saul finds the Renegade, who refuses to help him. Saul then threatens to alert the Oberkapo
Oberkapo
of the unit, Mietek (Kamil Dobrowolski), that the Renegade is a rabbi by reciting the Kaddish. When the Renegade refuses yet again Saul throws the man's shovel into the water. The rabbi jumps into the river in a half-hearted attempt to retrieve the shovel or drown himself. Saul, who can't swim, manages to bring the Renegade back to the riverbank and both are then taken to the SS-commandant of the unit (Christian Harting). After an interrogation, the Renegade is executed and Saul is allowed to go back to the unit. Saul is then confronted by Mietek, who realizes that he is from another unit. To mollify Mietek, Saul gives him the piece of jewelry. Back at the camp, following roll call, Saul sneaks into Miklós's office where he is caught by a group of Nazi officers. One of them pushes Saul around like a puppet and makes a mockery of Jewish dances, finally forcing him out of the room. After searching in vain for the boy's body, Saul confronts Miklós, who assures him that he has hidden it from the other doctors for safety. Saul sneaks into the autopsy room and takes the body back to his own barrack in a sack. That night Saul is summoned to clean the dinner tables by SS-commandant Moll (Uwe Lauer). Biedermann walks in and is ordered to write up a list of seventy names. This leads Biedermann to believe that his unit will soon be gassed. Biedermann discloses the information to Abraham, who instructs Saul to head to the women's camp, where he will pick up a smuggled package of gunpowder from a prisoner named Ella. When Saul finds himself face to face with Ella, he clearly knows her. She calls him by name, clasps his hand, but he withdraws. After collecting the package, Saul deliberately falls into a line of newly arrived Hungarian Jews, who are being led into the woods for execution. Saul again looks for a rabbi among the arrivals. A Frenchman named Braun (Todd Charmont) approaches him and convinces Saul that he is a rabbi. Saul disguises Braun as a member of the Sonderkommando
Sonderkommando
and sneaks him into the camp. When Saul arrives at the camp he is confronted by Abraham and realizes that during the turmoil in the woods he has lost the package. On further questioning, he says that the dead boy is his illegitimate son, an assertion Abraham says is not true. The next morning during roll call, Miklós finds Saul and tells him that he needs a replacement body, similar to the one Saul has taken. The prisoners are then summoned into the crematorium to get back to work, where they discover that Biedermann and his unit have been gassed by the SS. Abraham starts a riot with the other prisoners and they attack the SS guards, starting the rebellion. After managing to escape from the crematorium, Saul retrieves the boy's body and escapes to the woods with Braun and few other prisoners. When they reach a river, Saul finds a chance to bury the body, only to discover that Braun is a fraud when he can't recite the Kaddish. When he hears the guards approaching, Saul tries to carry the body across the river. Unable to manage the current with the added weight, he loses his grasp on the sack and is pulled out of the river by Rabbi Frankel as the body floats away. When the prisoners arrive at a shed in the forest, they start to discuss a plan to join the Polish resistance. Saul notices a young peasant boy peeking into the shed and smiles at him, the only time he is shown with a smile. As the boy runs away, guards run past in the direction of the shed. Gunfire echoes as the camera follows the boy into the woods. Cast[edit]

Géza Röhrig
Géza Röhrig
as Saul Levente Molnár as Abraham Urs Rechn
Urs Rechn
as Oberkapo
Oberkapo
Biedermann Sándor Zsótér
Sándor Zsótér
as Doctor Miklós Nyiszli Todd Charmont as false Rabbi Braun Uwe Lauer as SS-Oberscharführer Voss Christian Harting
Christian Harting
as SS-Oberscharführer Busch Kamil Dobrowolski as Oberkapo
Oberkapo
Mietek Jerzy Walczak as Rabbi Frankel Marcin Czarnik
Marcin Czarnik
as Feigenbaum Attila Fritz as Yankl Amitai Kedar as Hirsch Márton Ágh as Renegade/Apikoyres Levente Orbán as Russian Prisoner Tom Pilath as SS-Oberscharführer Mihály Kormos as Kapo Schlojme Juli Jakab as Ella Mendy Cahan as Sonderkommanando Björn Freiberg as Extra

Production[edit] Development[edit] Nemes conceived of the film from the book The Scrolls of Auschwitz, a collection of testimonies by Sonderkommando
Sonderkommando
members,[13] after discovering it during the production of Béla Tarr's The Man from London in 2005 when he was working as Tarr's assistant.[2][14] Nemes started working on the screenplay with Royer in 2010 and completed the first draft in 2011.[2][15] The writers spent several years on research, while historians such as Gideon Greif, Philippe Mesnard and Zoltán Vági provided support for the film.[14][15] The project struggled to find its financiers due to the film's unconventional approach and Nemes's lack of experience in directing a feature film.[2][16] Originally intended to be a French production with a French protagonist, the film was produced entirely in Hungary.[2][16][17] After potential co-production partners in France, Israel, Germany and Austria turned down the project, the €1.5 million budget was ultimately covered by the Hungarian National Film Fund, Hungarian tax credits and the Claims Conference, accounting respectively for 70%, 25% and 5%.[2][16][18] Casting[edit] Nemes insisted on casting actors who spoke their characters' own languages.[16] New York City-based Hungarian poet Géza Röhrig, who had not acted in film since the 1980s, was cast as the main character, Saul, after being considered originally for a supporting role.[2][16] Filming[edit] The film was shot on 35 mm film
35 mm film
in 28 days in Budafok, Budapest.[2][14][19] A 40 mm lens and the Academy aspect ratio of 1.375:1 were adopted to realise shallow focus and a portrait-like narrow field of vision.[20][21] Architect and liberal activist László Rajk, who also worked on the permanent Hungarian exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, designed the re-creation of the crematoria.[2] Post-production[edit] The film took five months of sound design.[20] Human voices in eight languages were recorded and attached to the original recording of the production.[2][20] Sound designer Tamás Zányi described the sound in the film "as a sort of acoustic counterpoint to the intentionally narrowed imagery".[2] Release[edit] The film premiered in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on 15 May 2015,[5] where it won the Grand Prix.[6] The filmmakers initially tried to premiere the film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, but after the festival offered them a spot only in the Panorama section, not in the main competition, they decided to refuse the proposal and instead aim for the Cannes competition.[16] In Hungary, the film was released on 11 June 2015 and sold more than 220,000 tickets, placing it as the highest-grossing domestic film released since the slapstick comedy Üvegtigris 3 in 2010.[22] Reception[edit] Upon its release at Cannes, the film was met with critical acclaim.[23] On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 96% approval rating based on reviews from 197 critics, with an average rating of 8.9 out of 10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul
Son of Saul
offers an unforgettable viewing experience – and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch".[24] On Metacritic, the film has received a weighted average score of 89 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[25] In his review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw rated the film five out of five stars, calling it an "astonishing debut film" and "a horror movie of extraordinary focus and courage". He ended his review writing: "Nemes's film has found a way to create a fictional drama with a gaunt, fierce kind of courage...."[26] Writing for Time Out, Dave Calhoun also gave the film five out of five stars.[27] Indiewire's Eric Kohn awarded the film an A- rating, calling it "a remarkable refashioning of the Holocaust drama that reignites the setting with extraordinary immediacy".[28] In his review written for The Hollywood Reporter, Boyd van Hoeij praised the cinematography and the soundwork of the film. He writes: "Shot (and shown in Cannes) on 35mm, often in sickly greens and yellows and with deep shadows, Erdely's cinematography is one of the film's major assets, but it wouldn't be half as effective without the soundwork, which plays a major role in suggesting what is happening around Saul, with audiences often forced to rely on the sound to imagine the whole, horrible picture".[29] Writing for The Film Stage, Giovanni Marchini Camia gave the film an A rating, and called it "a towering landmark for filmic fictionalizations of the Holocaust".[30] A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club gave the film an A- rating, and praised the movie's unique perspective: " Son of Saul
Son of Saul
is the rare Holocaust drama that finds actual drama, and not just despair, in the living hell of a concentration camp". [...] " Son of Saul
Son of Saul
sees humanity in effort, identity in action; it watches someone with nothing, a man reduced to a statistic, get a piece of himself back, mostly by finding some meaning in a place of meaningless evil".[31] Claude Lanzmann, director of the documentary Shoah, gave the film high praise,[32] stating that "it's a very new film, very original, very unusual. It's a film that gives a very real sense of what it was like to be in the Sonderkommando. It's not at all melodramatic. It's done with a very great modesty".[33] Philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman
Georges Didi-Huberman
also praised the film, and he wrote a 25-page open letter to Nemes, which opened with "Your film, ‘Son of Saul,' is a monster. A necessary, coherent, beneficial, innocent monster".[33] Nemes was questioned about the similarities between Son of Saul
Son of Saul
and the 2001 film The Grey Zone, with Nemes replying "But mine is an Anti-Grey Zone!"[34] In a 2016 BBC
BBC
poll, critics voted the film the 34th greatest since 2000.[35] Accolades[edit] At the Cannes Film Festival the film won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize in the main competition section.[36][37] The film also won the François Chalais Prize and the Vulcan Award.[38][39][40] At the 88th Academy Awards, Son of Saul
Son of Saul
won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[9]

List of accolades

Award / Film Festival Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [9]

American Society of Cinematographers Awards Spotlight Award Mátyás Erdély (tied with Adam Arkapaw for Macbeth) Won [41]

Belgian Film Critics Association Grand Prix Son of Saul Won [42]

British Academy Film Awards Best Film Not in the English Language Son of Saul Won [43]

British Independent Film Awards Best International Independent Film Son of Saul Nominated [44]

Camerimage Bronze Frog Mátyás Erdély Won [45]

Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix du Jury László Nemes Won [36]

FIPRESCI Prize László Nemes Won [37]

François Chalais Prize László Nemes Won [38][39]

Vulcan Award Tamás Zányi Won [40]

Caméra d'Or László Nemes Nominated

Palme d'Or László Nemes Nominated

César Awards Best Foreign Film Son of Saul Nominated [46]

Chicago Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [47]

Critics' Choice Awards Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [48]

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [49]

Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Awards First-Time Feature Film László Nemes Nominated [50]

Dorian Awards Foreign Language Film of the Year Son of Saul Won [51]

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film Son of Saul Won [52]

Golden Globe Awards Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [53]

Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film Son of Saul Won [54]

Houston Film Critics Society Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [55]

Independent Spirit Awards Best International Film Son of Saul Won [56]

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [57]

Best Actor Géza Röhrig Runner-up

Manaki Brothers Film Festival Golden Camera 300 Mátyás Erdély Won [58]

Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Foreign Feature Film Tamás Zányi, Tamás Beke, and Tamás Székely Won [59]

National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [60]

New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film Son of Saul Won [61]

New York Film Critics Online Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won

Online Film Critics Society Best Film Not in the English Language Son of Saul Nominated [62]

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [63]

Satellite Awards Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Won [64]

See also[edit]

List of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards
88th Academy Awards
for Best Foreign Language Film List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film List of Holocaust films

References[edit]

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Son of Saul
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All About My Mother
(1999) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) Amores perros (2001) Talk to Her (2002) In This World
In This World
(2003) The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
(2005) Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
(2006) The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
(2007) I've Loved You So Long
I've Loved You So Long
(2008) A Prophet
A Prophet
(2009) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010) The Skin I Live In
The Skin I Live In
(2011) Amour (2012) The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty
(2013) Ida (2014) Wild Tales (2015) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2016) The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden
(2017)

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Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix

1967–1989

Accident (1967) I Even Met Happy Gypsies
I Even Met Happy Gypsies
(1967) Ådalen 31
Ådalen 31
(1969) Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
(1970) Johnny Got His Gun (1971) Taking Off (1971) Solaris (1972) The Mother and the Whore
The Mother and the Whore
(1973) Fantastic Planet
Fantastic Planet
(1973) Arabian Nights (1974) The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
(1975) Cría Cuervos
Cría Cuervos
(1976) The Marquise of O (1976) Bye Bye Monkey
Bye Bye Monkey
(1978) The Shout
The Shout
(1978) Siberiade
Siberiade
(1979) My American Uncle
My American Uncle
(1980) Light Years Away (1981) The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of the Shooting Stars
(1982) Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
(1983) Diary for My Children (1984) Birdy (1985) The Sacrifice (1986) Repentance (1987) A World Apart (1988) Cinema Paradiso (1989) Too Beautiful for You
Too Beautiful for You
(1989)

1990–2009

Tilaï (1990) The Sting of Death (1990) La Belle Noiseuse
La Belle Noiseuse
(1991) The Stolen Children (1992) Faraway, So Close!
Faraway, So Close!
(1993) To Live (1994) Burnt by the Sun
Burnt by the Sun
(1994) Ulysses' Gaze
Ulysses' Gaze
(1995) Breaking the Waves (1996) The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
(1998) Humanité
Humanité
(1999) Devils on the Doorstep
Devils on the Doorstep
(2000) The Piano
The Piano
Teacher (2001) The Man Without a Past
The Man Without a Past
(2002) Uzak
Uzak
(2003) Oldboy (2004) Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
(2005) Flanders (2006) The Mourning Forest
The Mourning Forest
(2007) Gomorrah (2008) A Prophet
A Prophet
(2009)

2010–present

Of Gods and Men (2010) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
(2011) The Kid with a Bike
The Kid with a Bike
(2011) Reality (2012) Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) The Wonders (2014) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2015) It's Only the End of the World
It's Only the End of the World
(2016) BPM (Beats per Minute)
BPM (Beats per Minute)
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Il Postino: The Postman (1995) Ridicule
Ridicule
(1996) Shall We Dance? (1997) Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
(1998) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
(1999)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) Amélie
Amélie
(2001) Y Tu Mamá También (2002) The Barbarian Invasions
The Barbarian Invasions
(2003) The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
(2004) Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Fu Hustle
(2005) Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
(2006) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir
(2008) Broken Embraces
Broken Embraces
(2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010) A Separation (2011) Amour (2012) Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
(2013) Force Majeure (2014) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2015) Elle (2016) In the Fade (2017)

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François Chalais Prize

The Perfect Circle (1997) West Beirut (1998) The Other (1999) Kippur
Kippur
(2000) Made in the USA (2001) Marooned in Iraq (2002) S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003) The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide
Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide
(2005) Days of Glory (2006) A Mighty Heart (2007) Wild Blood (2008) No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009) Life, Above All
Life, Above All
(2010) Where Do We Go Now?
Where Do We Go Now?
(2011) Horses of God (2012) Grand Central (2013) Timbuktu (2014) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2015) The Student (2016) BPM (Beats per Minute)
BPM (Beats per Minute)
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Foreign Film – Foreign Language 1965–1972

Juliet of the Spirits (1965) A Man and a Woman
A Man and a Woman
(1966) Live for Life (1967) War and Peace (1968) Z (1969) Rider on the Rain
Rider on the Rain
(1970) The Policeman
The Policeman
(1971) The Emigrants (1972) The New Land
The New Land
(1972)

Foreign Film 1973–1985

The Pedestrian (1973) Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a Marriage
(1974) Lies My Father Told Me
Lies My Father Told Me
(1975) Face to Face (1976) A Special Day
A Special Day
(1977) Autumn Sonata
Autumn Sonata
(1978) La Cage aux Folles (1979) Tess (1980) Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
(1981) Gandhi (1982) Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander
(1983) A Passage to India (1984) The Official Story
The Official Story
(1985)

Foreign Language Film 1986–present

The Assault (1986) My Life as a Dog
My Life as a Dog
(1987) Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror
(1988) Cinema Paradiso (1989) Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Europa Europa
Europa Europa
(1991) Indochine (1992) Farewell My Concubine (1993) Farinelli (1994) Les Misérables (1995) Kolya
Kolya
(1996) Ma vie en rose (1997) Central Station (1998) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
(1999) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) No Man's Land (2001) Talk to Her (2002) Osama (2003) The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
(2004) Paradise Now
Paradise Now
(2005) Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
(2006) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir
(2008) The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
(2009) In a Better World
In a Better World
(2010) A Separation (2011) Amour (2012) The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty
(2013) Leviathan (2014) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2015) Elle (2016) In the Fade (2017)

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Guldbagge Award for Best Foreign Film

Bagdad Café
Bagdad Café
(1987) A World Apart (1989) Time of the Gypsies
Time of the Gypsies
(1990) Monsieur Hire
Monsieur Hire
(1991) Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives
(1992) The Piano
The Piano
(1993) Short Cuts (1994) Before the Rain (1995) Breaking the Waves (1996) The Ice Storm (1997) Festen
Festen
(1998) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
(1999) Magnolia (2000) Amélie
Amélie
(2001) The Man Without a Past
The Man Without a Past
(2002) The Hours (2003) The Return (2004) L'Enfant (2005) The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
(2006) This Is England
This Is England
(2007) Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
(2008) The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
(2009) Lourdes (2010) A Separation (2011) Amour (2012) Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
(2013) Two Days, One Night
Two Days, One Night
(2014) Leviathan (2015) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2016) The Salesman (2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film

1996–1999

Breaking the Waves (1996) Shall We Dance? (1997) Central Station (1998) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
/ Three Seasons
Three Seasons
(1999)

2000–2009

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) No Man's Land (2001) Talk to Her (2002) City of God (2003) The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
(2004) Mother of Mine (2005) Volver
Volver
(2006) Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
(2007) Gomorrah (2008) Broken Embraces
Broken Embraces
/ The Maid (2009)

2010–present

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010) Mysteries of Lisbon
Mysteries of Lisbon
(2011) The Intouchables
The Intouchables
/ Pietà (2012) The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Broken Circle Breakdown
(2013) Tangerines (2014) Son of Saul
Son of Saul
(2015) The Sal

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