I did not realise it was subtitled but that was my own fault I did not read the details properly but because it was about the holocaust I watched it and found it very moving ,,
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Harrowing subject, beautifully filmed.
This multi award winning film is based on Imre Kertesz' Nobel Prize winning semi-autobiographical novel "Sortstalansag" (Fatelessness), and because Kertesz wrote the screenplay, the film stays true to the novel. 14 year old György Köves, lives in Budapest, until he is suddenly transported with many other Jews into the unknown, reaching the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenhau. There, he comes of age quickly. He learns about camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, dignity, death and what it means to be a Jew. He endures his own suffering - almost reaching death until the camp is finally liberated by the Americans (one of which is sympathetically played by Daniel Craig). When Gyorgy leaves Auschwitz he returns to Budapest - now a destroyed and deserted city - a very changed and angry young man. Despite its horrific subject matter, Lajos Koltai has managed to film it beautifully. As the viewer descends with Gyorgy into suffering, the colour fades from the screen into sepia and almost black and white adding to the films sadness. Ennio Morricone provides an equally haunting soundtrack. Highly recommended.Read full review