At this time in history, one would think that everything that can be said, written, or depicted in a film about he holocaust has already been done so. However, Hungarian director Lazlo Nemes has come up with an engaging film, Son of Saul (2015) that has something new to add to the conversation. It is the story of a man, Saul (Géza Röhrig) who is on a single-minded mission to see his son (gassed in the chambers) given a proper Jewish burial using the black market economy to do so amongst completing his horrifying duties as a Sonderkommando, a Jewish inmate who works as slave labor in a death camp. The visual style of the film is innovative as well-most of the film is shot in medium close-up or extreme close-up, so there are often background or foreground events occurring out of focus that we can only partly apprehend. Therefore we are spared the blunt of the trauma that these workers were exposed to on a daily basis. For most of the film, cinematographer Mátyás Erdély remains tightly focused on the face of Saul. While in the process of getting his son buried a uprising (based on historical fact-the prisoners in several camps fought back). I don't want to give too much away, but the film is also said to have a controversial ending, but I felt it was appropriate. This is powerful and original cinema.