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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - 14.22 July

Sections & Films

FATELESS

Category: Edition 2006

Synopsis

From Hungarian Nobel Prize in Literature Imre Kertész’s autobiography, the film revolves around a 15 year old boy who during WWII is sent to a concentration camp. At the same time the film depicts the Jewish people’s lives in Budapest from the promulgation of the first racial laws - with the imposition of the yellow star on clothes - to the deportation to Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeltz and their final liberation and return to Budapest.

Original Title SORDTALANSÁG
Italian Title SENZA DESTINO
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 134'
Production Year 2005
Nationality Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom
Directed by Lajos Koltai
Screenplay Imre Kertész
Based on the book "Fatelessness" ("Sorstalanság")
by Imre Kertész
Director of photography Gyula Pados
Editor Hajnal Sellö
Production Design Tibor Lázár
Costume Design Györgyi Szakács
Sound Simon Kaye
Music Ennio Morricone
Main cast Marcell Nagy (Gyuri Köves)
Béla Dóra (fumatore/smoker)
Bálint Péntek (bel ragazzo/pretty boy)
Áron Dimény (Bandi Citrom)
Péter Fancsikai (Kollmann)
Zsolt Dér (Rozi)
Produced by Andras Hamori, Péter Barbalics, Ildiko Kemeny

fateless regLajos Koltai

Born in 1946 in Budapest. Since 1970 he has worked as a director of photography and collaborated with the Hungarian director István Szabó on both Domestic and International productions since 1980. Koltai has also worked in Hollywood. FATELESS (2004) is his first feature film as a director.

 

Director’s statement

“In my opinion it was still fundamental to be very precise in every scene. Now there are just few still living survivors from the Holocaust and we don’t want to give families a wrong impression of the story their beloved were forced to live. When I didn’t have enough information for a scene or a character, I preferred to take it out”.

Production
Magic Media
Róna u. 174 N, H-1145 Budapest - Hungary
phone +1 3843337
fax +1 2205423

 

World sales
H2O Motion Pictures
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fax +44 207 240 5647
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www.h2omotionpictures.com

 

Italian distribution
Festival contact
Medusa
Via Aurelia Antica n. 422-424, 00165 Roma - Italy
www.medusa.it