Critic 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.
as Gyuri Koves
as Bandi Citrom
as American Soldier
as Uncle Lajos
as Gyura's Father
as Mr. Suto
as Mr. Fleischmann
as Gyorgy's Stepmother
as Mr. Steiner
as Uncle Vili
as Pretty Boy
as Older Kollmann Boy
as Younger Kollmann Boy
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Critic Reviews for Fateless
Fateless looks man's inhumanity to man square in the eye and pronounces it standard operating procedure, and that may be the greater horror.
Relatively few films touching on the Holocaust are worthy of their subject; this one is.
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.
Many of the images in Fateless are familiar, but they're presented so unsparingly, so uncloaked by emotion, they become freshly potent.
Epic in scope and imagery, the film is a haunting look at mankind's capacity for inhumanity, as well as survival.
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.
Audience Reviews for Fateless
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 film portrays that brilliantly. I do not recommend this film for children. It is a mature work that is completely disturbing. While similar films capitalize on the Holocaust brutality, this is a different perspective regarding the erosive effects of the endless, dehumanizing routine upon the psyche. How anyone was able to survive one of these camps, then return to normal society, is beyond me.
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 interesting take on the coming-of-age story: what if you spent your teens in a concentration camp? How would you look back on it?
The cinematography's warm, the characters cold, and the territory familiar.
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