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László Nemes (II)


László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. He moved to France at 12 with his mother. He grew up in Paris, where he studied History, International Relations and Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques, because he couldn't go to film school. After that he started working as an assistant director on short films. With ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 45 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Son of Saul Director
(2015)
(2007)
Sunset Director
(2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Sunset
 2015 Son of Saul (as Nemes László)
 2008 The Counterpart (Short)
 2007 With a Little Patience (Short) (as László Nemes Jeles)
 1999 Arrivals (Short)
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Alternate Names:

László Nemes Jeles | Nemes Jeles László | Nemes László

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Parents:

András Jeles
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Personal Quote:

[on Son of Saul (2015)'s historical background] The story of this man wanting to bury his assumed son is a fictional story which just came out of my mind. I chose the name Saul for the main character because I liked it. It was this one line with which we started the whole project five years ago. Then with Clara Royer, my co-screenwriter, we did extensive research, reading the personal accounts by ... See more »

Trivia:

Has no degree from a film school. In September 2006 Nemes started to study film directing in a post-graduate program at New York University's 'Tisch School of the Arts', but quit after less than a year because he "didn't like it". Nemes further complained in an interview that the education there was too "conventional". Other famous drop-outs from NYU's 'Tisch School' include the later Academy ... See more »

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