Los Angeles, December 18 (MTI) – Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul is among the nine films that have advanced to the shortlist in the Oscars race for Best Foreign Language Film, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said late on Thursday.

Director Laszlo Jeles Nemes’s film will compete, among others, with France’s “Mustang,” Ireland’s “Viva” and Belgium’s “The Brand New Testament”.

The final Oscar nominations will be announced on January 14 and the awards will be granted on February 28, 2016.

The film takes place at the Auschwitz concentration camp and tells the story of Saul Auslaunder, a fictional Jewish member of the death camp’s Sonderkommando charged with aiding with the disposal of gas chamber victims.

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Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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