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Fateless (2005) More at IMDbPro »Sorstalanság (original title)

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Fateless -- 14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

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Director:
Writers:
Imre Kertész (novel)
Imre Kertész (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 2005 (Hungary) See more »
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Tagline:
You can close your eyes. You can turn away. But you will never forget.
Plot:
14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Well made, well acted, well told. See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Marcell Nagy ... Köves Gyuri
Béla Dóra ... Dohányos
Bálint Péntek ... Selyemfiú
Áron Dimény ... Citrom Bandi
Péter Fancsikai ... kis Kollmann
Zsolt Dér ... Rozi
András M. Kecskés ... Finn
Dani Szabó ... Moskovics
Tibor Mertz ... Fodor
Péter Vida ... Lénárt
Endre Harkányi ... öreg Kollmann
Márton Brezina ... nagy Kollmann
Zoltán Bukovszki ... Zoli
Gábor Nyiri ... Hunyó
Jenö Nagy ... Jenõ (as Nagy Jenõ)
Bence Bihari ... Bence
Patrik Holzmüller ... Patrik
Jakab Pilaszanovich ... Jakab
Zoltán Tóth ... Zoltán
Péter Bryja ... Péter
Krisztián Köles ... Krisztián
Gergely Mészáros ... Bõrdíszmüves
Sándor ifj. Kõmíves ... Fazekas
István Göz ... Szakértõ
Miklós B. Székely ... Keserü arcú férfi (as Székely B. Miklós)
Béla Spindler ... Fakóarcú
Antal Cserna ... Csomagoló ember
Éva Vándor ... A csomagoló felesége
András Szegö ... Magyarázó férfi (as Szegõ András)
László Joó ... Idõsebb férfi
István Uri ... Csarnai
Géza Schramek ... Boda
György Bõsze ... Gõz
György Hunyadkürthy ... Ablaknál álló ember
József Kelemen ... Szabó
István Mészáros ... Zakariás

Orsolya Tóth ... Fiatal lány
Ildikó Molnár ... A fiatal lány anyja
Zoltán Bezerédy ... A fiatal lány apja
Zsolt László ... Balogh
Zoltán Varga ... Berei
Péter Vallai ... Alkudozó férfi
Gábor Máté ... Miklós
Dávid Szanitter ... Kapitány
Judit Schell ... Mostohaanya
Attila Magyar ... Gyulai
Zoltán Bereczky ... Darázs
Ferenc Lengyel ... Földrajztanár
József Szarvas ... Rendõr
Csaba Gieler ... Tolmács
Károly Nemcsák ... Német tiszt

János Bán ... Apa
Sándor Halmágyi ... Rabbi
László Méhes ... Sándor
József Gyabronka ... Balszerencsés
Zsolt Kovács ... Bocskor
Adrien Táncos ... Erika
Krisztina Bíró ... Ablaknál álló nõ
Szabolcs Thuróczy ... SS katona
Sári Herrer ... Annamária
Kati Lázár ... Mrs. Fleischmann
Miklós Benedek ... Vili bácsi
Lajos Kulcsár ... VI. blockaltester
Dénes Bernáth ... Szegedi
Andrea Ladányi ... Fogoly
Gergely Kocsis ... Pfleger
Péter Haumann ... Lajos bácsi
György Barkó ... Mr. Fleischmann
Ádám Rajhona ... Mr. Steiner
Béla Paudits ... Tiltakozó férfi
Maciej Chichocki ... Pjetka
Attila Dolmány ... Kápó
Attila Beszterczey ... Karszalagos rab

Daniel Craig ... Amerikai õrmester
György Gazsó ... Mr. Sütõ
Zoltán Dózsa ... Csendõr õrmester 1
László ifj. Jászai ... Csendõrtiszt
Áron Öze ... Csendõr õrmester 2 (as Õze Áron)
Olga Koós ... A mostohaanya anyja

Piroska Molnár ... Terka
Márta Bakó ... Nagymama
Vilmos Kun ... Nagypapa
István Komlós ... Férfi rokon

Andrea Szoták ... Rokon
Judit Meszléry ... Rokon
Ildikó Kishonti ... Vili bácsi felesége
László Baranyi ... Rokon
Sándor Zsótér ... SS isztszelektáló t
Tamás Dunai ... Francia orvos
Pál Oberfrank ... Magyar orvos

Andor Lukáts ... értelmiségi

Lajos Kovács ... Korrupt csendõr
Frank-Michael Köbe ... Todt katona
László Kövesdi ... Kabinos
Ildikó Tóth ... Anya
Gáspár Mesés ... Annamária fiatalabb testvére

Luca Seres ... 1. lány
Jusztin Balassi ... 2. lány
Ernõ Fekete ... Munkafelügyelõ
Géza Balkay ... Hullarészeg csendõr
Géza Tóth ... Fogoly
Zoltán Barabás Kis ... SS altiszt
Jenõ Kiss ... SS katona
Péter Szokolai ... Munkás
József Lukács ... SS &otildermester
István Rimóczy ... SS õrmester
Richárd Péter ... Kabinos
Anita Tóth ... Egy asszony
Ágnes Olasz ... Citrom Bandi nõvére
Mari Csomós ... Citrom Bandi anyja
Anikó Gruiz ... Idegen asszony
József Jámbor ... Ellenõr
Szabolcs Ruszina
Krisztián Kolovratnik ... Hadnagy
Gábor Ferenczi ... Karszalagos férfi 1
András Surányi ... Karszalagos férfi 2
András Salamon ... Karszalagos férfi 3

Máté Haumann ... SS katona
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mirkó Andrasev ... Kollmann choir boy
Paul Burian

Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Fogoly (voice)
Miklós Molnár ... Faggatózó férfi
László Umbráth ... SS katona (uncredited)

Directed by
Lajos Koltai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Imre Kertész  novel
Imre Kertész  screenplay

Produced by
Péter Barbalics .... producer
Robert Buckler .... executive producer
Andras Hamori .... producer
Jonathan Haren .... associate producer
Bernd Helthaler .... executive producer
Ildiko Kemeny .... producer (UK)
Tibor Krsko .... co-producer
Jonathan Olsberg .... producer: Germany
Michael Reuter .... associate producer
Alexandra Stolle .... assistant producer
Endre Sík .... line producer
Erika Tarr .... line producer
László Vincze .... executive producer
Miriam Zachar .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Gyula Pados 
 
Film Editing by
Hajnal Sellõ 
 
Casting by
Heta Mantscheff 
 
Production Design by
Tibor Lázár 
 
Art Direction by
Zsuzsanna Borvendég 
Natalja Meier 
 
Set Decoration by
Miklós Molnár 
 
Costume Design by
Györgyi Szakács 
 
Makeup Department
Réka Görgényi .... makeup artist
Katalin Jakots .... makeup supervisor
Nóra Koltai .... additional makeup artist
Ancsa Kriskó .... assistant makeup artist
Balázs Novák .... key makeup artist
Gabriella Németh .... key hair stylist (as Gabi Nemeth)
 
Production Management
Sándor Baló .... production manager
Tamás Guba .... unit manager
Jonathan Haren .... post-production supervisor
Peter Hermann .... production manager
Lacia Kornylo .... production supervisor
Lisa Parker .... production manager
Ákos Pesti .... unit manager
Michael Reuter .... line production manager
Laszlo Rorariusz .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoltán Bonta .... first assistant director
Gergely Fülöp .... third assistant director
Szabolcs Lang .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
János Czakó .... property master
László Gárdonyi .... construction coordinator
József Kiss .... construction manager
László Nagyidai Jr. .... constructor
Beatrix Petõ .... draughtsperson
Jan Rott .... prop buyer: Germany
Béla Tollay .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Christian Conrad .... supervising sound editor
Beate Hetenyì .... adr supervisor
Simon Kaye .... sound mixer
Manuel Laval .... foley editor
Sabrina Naumann .... additional foley editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Fabian Schmidt .... dialogue editor
Peter Schulteisz .... sound assistant
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Marcus Sujata .... adr mixer
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
David Sutton .... boom operator
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Roman Volkholz .... assistant foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Furedi Csaba .... special effects technician (2005)
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer
Gabor Kiszelly .... special effects assistant
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyrotechnical effects
Ferenc Ormos .... special effects supervisor
László Pintér .... stand-by pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Arndt Baumueller .... visual effects
Sacha Bertram .... visual effects producer
Jan Burda .... digital artist
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager
Michelle Camp .... digital lab editorial
James Clarke .... visual effects
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Michael Dohne .... digital compositor
Paul Doogan .... scanning: digital clean up and shoot
Paul Dreisen .... digital artist
Hartmut Engel .... digital artist
Adam Glasman .... colourist
Joe Godfrey .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup
Sarah Gower .... digital lab coordinator: Framestore CFC (as Sarah Micallef)
Jörn Großhans .... digital artist
Buda Gulyás .... visual effects supervisor
Charlie Habanananda .... digital intermediate data operator
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer
Piers Hampton .... digital lab producer
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC
Jack James .... digital artist
Cathleen Klein .... visual effects
Christopher Kollar .... digital artist
Kevin Lowery .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup
Feona Marshall .... visual effects
Sven Martin .... visual effects supervisor
Dan McRae .... digital lab quality control paint artist
Maria Michalopoulou .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Roland Petrizza .... visual effects
Ingo Putze .... digital matte painter
Tillman Schmidt-Kärner .... visual effects coordinator
Matina Skouteri .... digital lab operator
Juri Stanossek .... matchmove supervisor
Max Stummer .... tracker/matchmover
Márton Szigethy .... pre-visualization
Vilmos Thernesz .... pre-visualization
Paola Varvaro .... digital cleanup artist
Annabel Wright .... digital cleanup supervisor
Doron Zar .... digital grading assistant
 
Stunts
Bela Kasi .... stunts
Péter Katona .... stunt performer
Levente Lezsák .... stunt performer
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kerry Brown .... still photographer
Balázs Bélafalvy .... camera operator: second unit
Nándor Gulyás .... assistant camera
Ákos Gulyás .... video playback operator
Rawdon Hayne .... first assistant camera
Tamás Jánossa .... second assistant camera
Ádám Kliegl .... first assistant b camera
Brad Larner .... first assistant camera
David Mackie .... second assistant camera
József Marton .... gaffer
Balázs Rozgonyi .... video playback supervisor: scoring stage
Joseph Wolfsberg .... still photographer: Germany
 
Casting Department
Márta Liener .... extras casting
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting
Tamás Zilahy .... casting: Hungary
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari Csáki .... dresser / set supervisor
Brigitte Friedländer-Rodriguez .... costume supervisor (as Brigitte Rodriguez)
Bea Merkovits .... wardrobe assistant
Imre Orosz .... wardrobe
Gabor Szabo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Edit Nagy .... post-production coordinator
Asha Radwan .... post-production coordinator
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Doron Zar .... digital grading assistant
 
Other crew
Heiko Burkardsmaier .... legal and business affairs
Eszter Fazekas .... cast coordinator
Amy Green .... consultant
Philipp Großmann .... title design
Zoltan Horkai .... animal trainer
Ágnes Kun .... production office manager
Jaynie Miller .... production contact: UK
Edit Nagy .... production coordinator
Attila Nikléczy .... production assistant
Michael Ramsey .... runner
Laszlo Rorariusz .... location manager
Sephira Salazar .... assistant to producer
Dóra Szanka .... production secretary
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sorstalanság" - Hungary (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing Holocaust images including nudity, and brief strong language
Runtime:
USA:140 min | Canada:140 min (Vancouver International Film Festival) | Canada:134 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:140 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Forget-Me Not Street is a real street in Budapest about two blocks from the East Station (Keleti Pajaudvar).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:[narrating] I didn't go to school today. Well, if only to ask my teacher to let me go home. I gave him father's letter. He asked what the reason was. I told him father had been called up for forced labor.
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Soundtrack:
Holdvilágos éjszakán (On a Moonlit Night)See more »

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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Well made, well acted, well told., 19 December 2005
Author: myfavoriteartform from Seattle

Sorstalanság (Fateless) is the memoir of Imre Kertesz's survival of the Shoah. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002, despite being relatively unknown in the West. At the time, many thought that this was "the Primo Levi prize", i.e. making up for the failure of the academy to award the Nobel to Levi, prior to his death in 1987 (the Nobel is never awarded posthumously).

If one has read Levi's Survival at Auschwitz, or Elie Wiesel's Night, many of the details of the story are familiar. But the craft is in the telling, and the director has done an excellent job of bringing a memoir of brutality and survival to life.

A brief synopsis, without spoilers, is that this is the story of a teenaged boy in Budapest in 1944 who is swept up in the Nazi roundup of Hungarian Jewry, and his experience in the concentration camps. (Elie Wiesel was interred in the same roundup.) The story of how Eichmann tried to ransom Hungarian Jewry to the West is interesting background, for those who are intellectually curious. (The allies were afraid to provide materiel and resources to the Nazis, fearing prolongation of the war. A very sad tale).

Making a film of the Holocaust is always a challenge. A director must strive to make the scenes powerful, without being melodramatic. There is also the danger of making another movie over again (eg, Schindler's List; The Reawakening; Europa, Europa). The challenge is to remain faithful to truth, while bringing artistry to the telling of it.

One device which is used to great effect is the use of very brief scenes, perhaps less than one minute, which tell a brief vignette of the daily life in the camps. Some have very little dialog, and they seem random and unconnected, yet together they add to a deeply moving experience.

Many films of the Holocaust are shattering; a few are hopeful. This is neither, but it is a telling of the story that is watchable for most audiences, yet retains the power to affect a viewer. 8 out of 10.

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