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The Fixer (1968)

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

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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

John Frankenheimer wanted Richard Burton for the part of Yakov Bok. See more »

Quotes

Bibikov: What is your own personal philosophy?
Yakov Bok: That life could be better than it is.
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Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

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In these times of arrest without trial or evidence, this film strikes a chord.
6 October 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I came home from work after working a 24 hour shift and turned on the TV to find something mindless to numb my brain (ready to do the same thing tomorrow), and turned on this film, I had to watch it to the end. The story is simple enough, its the tale of someone who is wrongly accused of a crime in order to satisfy someones higher political manifesto but there's an ageless quality to it. I'm not particularly clued up on films or politics, and certainly not a critic but I have to say that in these times of arrest without trial or evidence, this film strikes a chord. This film highlights some of the best and worst aspects inherent to human nature, a truly remarkable work.


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