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Cannes 2015: 'Son of Saul' turns a festival upside down

Cannes 2015: 'Son of Saul' turns a festival upside down

Movies about the Holocaust constitute a longstanding genre, with a wide range of filmmakers plumbing many angles and storylines in the 70 years since the atrocities came to an end. So a first-time director would hardly seem like the odds-on choice to turn the form on its head. Yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival that’s precisely what's unfolded, thanks to “Son of Saul,” a movie from a Hungarian rookie named Laszlo Nemes that has become the consensus festival breakout. INDIE FOCUS: Sign up for our weekly movies newsletter Telling a story of the Sonderkommando -- the Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the running  of...

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