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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

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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russia | torture | secularism | anger | justice | See more »

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This is "The Fixer" who didn't know he had courage...until courage was all he had left. See more »

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8 December 1968 (USA)  »

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El hombre de Kiev  »

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Quotes

Bibikov: The law will protect you unless you're guilty.
[closes the door]
Yakov Bok: [shouting] Guilty of what?
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Referenced in Lionpower from MGM (1967) 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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