Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Sorstalanság (Fateless)
Director: Lajos Koltai
Cast: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény, Zsolt Dér

A 14-year-old Jewish boy from Budapest takes a bus on the wrong day and is transported to Auschwitz, and from there to Buchenwald. This unique Holocaust film has a protagonist who takes his suffering as it comes and doesn't try to analyse his fate or place it in a larger context. The story takes a while to get going, but it leads to deeply moving human drama. Cinematographer Lajos Koltai's directorial debut is based on Imre Kertész's autobiographical novel. Ennio Morricone provides another excellent score.