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The Fixer (1968)

M  -  Drama  -  8 December 1968 (USA)
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bog, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yakov Bok
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Bibikov
Georgia Brown ...
Marfa Golov
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Lebedev
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Zinaida
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Grubeshov
David Opatoshu ...
Latke
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Count Odoevsky
Carol White ...
Raisl
George Murcell ...
Deputy Warden
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Priest
Peter Jeffrey ...
Berezhinsky
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Ostrovsky
Thomas Heathcote ...
Proshko
Mike Pratt ...
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 Bog 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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Pg. 96 of Steve Martin's memoir 'Born Standing Up', relates a story in which Trumbo's daughter tells Martin: "He's got a screenplay due in four days and he hasn't started in yet." This is in reference to her father writing 'The Fixer' at the last minute. See more »

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Bibikov: The law will protect you unless you're guilty.
[closes the door]
Yakov Bok: [shouting] Guilty of what?
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Homo homini lupus (Man is for other men a wolf)
4 January 2001 | by (Reeuwijk, Holland) – See all my reviews

An interesting picture. The portrait of a friendly, non-political Jew captured and accused for ridiculous crimes he did not, and for religious reasons, could not commit. It leaves you with a feeling of anger because of the inhumanity of men towards men. Enjoy!


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