Marcell Nagy in “Fateless,” which opens Friday. It is based on Imre Kertész’s semiautobiographical novel.

By ALAN RIDING
Published: January 3, 2006
BERLIN, Dec. 29 – Sixty years ago, Imre Kertész emerged as an emaciated Jewish teenager from the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald. Thirty years later, he relived his deportation, imprisonment and survival in a novel called “Fateless.” Now, at 76, the amiable Hungarian finds himself revisiting the experience as the writer of the script for a movie, also “Fateless.” more.