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Oscars 2016: How architect László Rajk's designs gave 'Son of Saul' its suffocating authenticity

Oscars 2016: How architect László Rajk's designs gave 'Son of Saul' its suffocating authenticity

There are lots of things that are visible in "Son of Saul," the harrowing Oscar-nominated film that is set in a crematorium at Auschwitz. There is the dead-eyed stare of the protagonist, Saul (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian man who, as a sonderkommando, is a prisoner who has been forced to do the Nazis' dirty work for them. And there are the moments of abject horror: anonymous bodies pushed into gas chambers and shot before pits.

What you don't see very much of is the thoughtfully constructed set. For the duration of "Son of...

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