The Hungarian movie “Son of Saul,” a harrowing Holocaust drama, won the Oscar on Sunday (February 28) for best Foreign Language Film. It was Hungarian-French director László Nemes’ first full-length film and had been seen as the Oscar favorite after winning a Golden Globe and taking the second-highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Nemes focused the film on Saul with a continuous series of close shots as he carries out his nightmarish job of herding detainees to their deaths and collecting their bodies for the crematorium, all the while trying to find a way to bury the boy. Several different languages are spoken in the Hungarian-produced film, reflecting the polyglot nature of the grim world of the World War Two death camps. “Son of Saul” marked Hungary’s second Academy Award win in the foreign language category after eight previous nominations.