Fateless


2h 20m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Gyuri Koves is a Hungarian Jewish 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 h

Film Details

Also Known As
Mannen utan öde, Sorstalansag
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Dogwoof Pictures; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Mfg Baden-Württemberg; Traction Media
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Action Film; Baditri; Dogwoof Pictures; Eurocine; Filmcompagniet; Medusa Film; NFP Marketing & Distribution; Paradiso Entertainment; Thinkfilm; Thinkfilm; United International Pictures; Videocine
Location
Germany; Budapest, Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Gyuri Koves is a Hungarian Jewish 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mannen utan öde, Sorstalansag
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Dogwoof Pictures; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Mfg Baden-Württemberg; Traction Media
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Action Film; Baditri; Dogwoof Pictures; Eurocine; Filmcompagniet; Medusa Film; NFP Marketing & Distribution; Paradiso Entertainment; Thinkfilm; Thinkfilm; United International Pictures; Videocine
Location
Germany; Budapest, Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 6, 2006

Released in United States January 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2006

Released in United States February 2005

Released in United States August 2005

Released in United States September 2005

Released in United States November 2005

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 10-20, 2005.

Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival (Gala) August 17-28, 2005.

Based on the novel "Sorstalansag" by Imre Kertesz.

Released in United States Winter January 6, 2006

Released in United States January 27, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2006

Released in United States February 2005 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 10-20, 2005.)

Released in United States August 2005 (Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival (Gala) August 17-28, 2005.)

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 2-5, 2005.)

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Showcase) November 3-13, 2005.)