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FATELESS

by Lajos Koltai

synopsis

Köves is a Jewish teenager who lives an ordinary life in Budapest in 1944. Shortly after his father is arrested and sent to a working camp, Köves himself is taken in a cattle train to Auschwitz and then Buchenwald. Köves does not rebel against his destiny, does not show any surprise, and does not try to escape.

international title: Fateless
original title: Sorstalansag
country: Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Lajos Koltai
film run: 140'
release date: HU 10/02/2005, FR 03/05/2006, UK 05/05/2006
screenplay: Imre Kertész
cast: Marcell Nagy, Áron Dimény, Endre Harkányi, András M. Kecskés, József Gyabronka
cinematography by: Gyula Pados
film editing: Hajnal Sello
art director: Tibor Lázár, Zsuzsanna Borvendég
costumes designer: Györgyi Szakács
music: Ennio Morricone, Lisa Gerrard (songs)
producer: Péter Barbalics, Ildiko Kemeny, Jonathan Olsberg, Péter Barbalics (HU), Ildiko Kemeny (UK), Jonathan Olsberg (DE)
production: EuroArts Entertainment Filmproduktions, RTL Klub- Magyar Televízió, MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Magyar Mozgókép Kft, Magic Media Rt., Nemzeti Kulturális Örökség Minisztériuma, Magyar Mozgókép Közalapítvány, Magyar Történelmi Film Alapítvány (HU), Renegade Films (UK)
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Films sans Frontières (FR), Dogwoof Pictures (UK)

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2005 Official Competition
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