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Country: Hungary | Germany | UK | Israel | France | USA, Language: Hungarian, 140 mins

Original Title

  • Director: Lajos Koltai
  • Writer: Imre Kertész
  • Producer: Peter Barbalics; Robert Buckler

CGiii Comment

Quite simply...a masterpiece.


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The(ir) Blurb...

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

Cast & Characters

Marcell Nagy as Gyorgy Koves;
Bela Dora as Smoker;
Balint Pentek as Pretty boy;
Aron Dimeny as Bandi Citrom;
Peter Fancsikai as Older Kollmann boy;
Zsolt Der as Rozi;
Andras M. Kecskes as Finn;
Dani Szabo as Moskovich;
Tibor Mertz as Fodor;
Peter Vida as Lenart