Fateless (2006)

One young man's devastating voyage through the Holocaust sets the stage for this powerful drama. Gyorgy "Gyurka" Koves (Marcell Nagy) is a 14-year-old Jewish boy living in Hungary when the Nazi pogroms begin sweeping through… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully photographed and majestically scored, Fateless is a haunting account of one boy's experiences during the Holocaust and his journey to pick up the pieces in the war's aftermath.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Fateless looks man's inhumanity to man square in the eye and pronounces it standard operating procedure, and that may be the greater horror.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Many of the images in Fateless are familiar, but they're presented so unsparingly, so uncloaked by emotion, they become freshly potent.

Cole Smithey

"Fateless" is an essential film in the canon of holocaust film because it vividly tracks the specific brand of hatred that torture and genocidal murder inures.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Relatively few films touching on the Holocaust are worthy of their subject; this one is.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Epic in scope and imagery, the film is a haunting look at mankind's capacity for inhumanity, as well as survival.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

In cutting through the conventional cliches of Holocaust presentation to a more singular truth, Gyuri defies viewers to refuse him the license to tell his own story as he himself saw and felt it, rather than as others might prefer him to tell it.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

A reflection of how its main character comes to experience reality, as one small moment between what came before and whatever horror or happiness is yet to come.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The film is on a level just slightly below Schindler's List and The Pianist, and only because Koltai is a less powerful, practiced director than either Steven Spielberg or Roman Polanski.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una película de sobrecogedora belleza que se las arregla para arrojar nueva luz sobre un tema trillado y recurrente.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This film is hard to watch, but the performances are profound and the cinematography is breath taking. The depths of suffering seem to be limitless, and thiis… More
William Goss
The cinematography's warm, the characters cold, and the territory familiar.
Daniel Perry
There can be beauty anywhere - even in the Nazi death camps. This film is filled with touching moments, some of the rawest I've seen in film, and is an… More
Daisy Maduro
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Sarah Gaish
it's not every day I see a hungarian film nor have I ever heard of an Hungarian film but this film will certainly make me find more Hungarian films.… More