Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world.
Cinematically and technically it's intense, visceral and disturbing. Emotively the constant close up of Saul draws you into the maelstrom of an emotionally charged journey through hell.This hell on earth was further reinforced by the SS language in the film which striped those murdered of their humanity by referring to them objectively as "the pieces" mere units in a machinic process of industrial death.
The constant horrors the Sonderkommandos endured before their own termination are beyond comprehension in terms of human cruelty, suffering and endurance. Saul in my reading reacts to the madness and horror by seeking to attain a moment of spiritual peace by ensuring that one child is provided with the grace of a decent burial.
An outstanding and disturbing film which examines the horrors and hope of the human condition in an extreme environment of evils, obscenity and degradation.