The story Nemes invents: that of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, who when he sees a boy being murdered (apparently his son) becomes determined, and then obsessed, to give the boy a religious burial.
In his new film, Kill the Messenger, director Michael Cuesta tells the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning cum vilified journalist Gary Webb, via a sensitive performance by Jeremy Renner. Here, Cuesta talked to me about the story behind the story and working with his talented cast.
If you are scratching your head and asking 'Who the hell is Tim Blake Nelson?', the long answer is you already know his work and the short answer is: He's the guy in O Brother Where Art Thou? who isn't George Clooney or John Turturro.