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Survivor: Holocaust epic takes a chilling grip

Sunday, April 9, 2006

By Mark Burger

JOURNAL ARTS REPORTER

Lajos Kolati, a noted cinematographer, makes an auspicious directorial debut with the Hungarian Holocaust epic Fateless (Sorstalansag), adapted from the international, autobiographical, best-selling memoir by Nobel Prize laureate Imre Kerstesz.

The film, which has been the subject of some controversy here and abroad – as many films dealing with the Holocaust tend to be – is being presented here by Films on Fourth, again coming through on its promise to show movies that otherwise wouldn’t be shown here.