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The Fixer (1968)

M | | Drama | 18 June 1969 (France)
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Yakov Bok
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Bibikov
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Marfa Golov
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Lebedev
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Zinaida
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Grubeshov
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Latke
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Count Odoevsky
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Raisl
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Deputy Warden
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Priest
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Berezhinsky
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Ostrovsky
Thomas Heathcote ...
Proshko
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Father Anastasy
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Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bok who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the "ritual murder" of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman's life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail. Written by alfiehitchie

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They accused him... They beat him... They condemned him... and after all that, they were more afraid of him than ever. See more »

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El hombre de Kiev  »

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Trivia

The film was made in Hungary, then a Communist satellite country. The cast and crew were obliged to work six days a week under considerable pressure, and director John Frankenheimer was very unpopular. Dirk Bogarde always referred to him thereafter as "Frankenstein", whilst Ian Holm reported in his memoirs of nearly forty years later that the director had had, during filming, a very obvious extra-marital affair with the daughter of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, even though his wife, Evans Evans, was in attendance. See more »

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Yakov Bok: To be anti-Semitic, you first have to be anti-Christian. 'Sin the book.
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Referenced in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Should have got the Oscar
29 October 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A real Oscar winning performance by Bates.Beats me why he didn't get it!The whole story portrays the times in Russia so well with anti- semitisem as a way to keep away attention from the failings of the Csar and his evil government. A unique actor who really feels his part as can be told by Bates eyes which reflect that his soul is part of what he his doing unlike todays mimik actors.


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