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Fateless (2005) Poster

(2005)

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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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Rozi: So people don't hate you?

György Köves: Who would hate me?

Rozi: Everyone.

György Köves: But why?

Rozi: Because of this!

[points at his star]

György Köves: Oh, that? Well, they may hate me, but I don't think it's me they hate. Net me personally, just in general.

Rozi: They hate in general?

György Köves: In general, yes. Not you, not me, but... the idea of a Jew.

Rozi: Great. Because I for one don't really know what that is.

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György Köves: [hearing bombers overhead] Will it drop or won't it? That was the question. I just had to recognize the pittance of the stake, so that I could enjoy the game. I was beginning to grasp the simple secret of my universe. I could be killed anywhere, any time.

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Bandi Citrom: Know what self esteem is? It's as important as bread and soup.

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Man on train: You must have suffered many dreadful things.

György Köves: Depends on what you call dreadful.

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Man on train: The main thing is it's over, you survived. What do you feel now you're home again, in the town that you left behind?

György Köves: Hatred.

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György Köves: I tried to comfort you, but I had no right because I was a Jew too.

Rozi: Why, what are you now?

György Köves: I don't know. Maybe I don't even exist.

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[last lines]

György Köves: [narrating] People only ask about the horrors, whereas I should talk about the happiness of the camps next time, if they ask. If they ask at all. And if I don't forget myself.

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