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• USA: Jan 6, 2006
Budget HUF 2,500,000,000
Rated R for some disturbing Holocaust images including nudity, and brief strong language.
2 hours, 14 minutes
Country Hungary, Germany, UK
EuroArts Entertainment, H2O Motion Pictures, Hungarian Motion Picture Ltd., Magic Media Inc., Renegade Films
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Tagline: You can close your eyes. You can turn away. But you will never forget.
Plot: FATELESS is based on Nobel Prize-winner Imre Kertesz' stunning novel about a Hungarian Jewish boy's experiences during and after the Nazi occupation of Hungary. One day, Gyuri Koves (Marcell Nagy) is a typical teenage boy, caught up in the daily dramas of adolescence. When Nazi soldiers take over his native Budapest and begin imposing restrictions on the city's Jewish citizens, his comfortable life changes profoundly. Gyuri resents these restrictions, especially since he has never considered himself particularly Jewish. A rapid succession of events forces him to reconcile himself to this new daily reality. His father is taken by the Nazis and Gyuri himself is deported to a series of distant concentration camps, where survival becomes a daily goal. Gyuri prevails and is liberated by American soldiers.
Still clad in his striped prison clothes, he returns to Budapest. Immediately, he senses the indifference of his neighbors to his experience. Former friends urge him to "put the ordeal out of his mind," while a sympathetic intellectual keeps referring to the camps as "the lowest circle of hell." Gyuri can relate to neither cliché and is left to ponder the meaning of his experience alone.
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