Like any father, Saul wants to protect his son. His eyes reveal the love he feels, the responsibility he welcomes, the challenges he willingly pursues. This man will do anything to take care of the child even if, as a result, he compromises his own safety. And he never waivers in making his son the priority of each day.
What makes Saul’s commitment as a father so touching – in the film Son of Saul – is that he is imprisoned in a concentration camp during World War II. And, sadly, his son his dead. But that doesn’t end the father’s sense of obligation. Instead, Saul intensely focuses on every step he can take to ensure that his son is properly buried. Never mind his grief, forget the obstacles, who cares about the danger? What matters to Saul is that he takes care of his son. Because that’s what fathers so.