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The Fixer (1968)

M | | Drama | 20 September 1969 (UK)
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

Bernard Malamud (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Yakov Bok
Dirk Bogarde ... Bibikov
Georgia Brown ... Marfa Golov
Hugh Griffith ... Lebedev
Elizabeth Hartman ... Zinaida
Ian Holm ... Grubeshov
David Opatoshu ... Latke
David Warner ... Count Odoevsky
Carol White ... Raisl
George Murcell ... Deputy Warden
Murray Melvin ... Priest
Peter Jeffrey ... Berezhinsky
Michael Goodliffe ... Ostrovsky
Thomas Heathcote ... Proshko
Mike Pratt ... Father Anastasy
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Set in Czarist Russia in 1911, and based on the true story of Russian-Jewish peasant Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), 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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This is "The Fixer" who didn't know he had courage...until courage was all he had left. See more »

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Trivia

Shelley Winters was originally intended to have a starring role. See more »

Quotes

Yakov Bok: To be anti-Semitic, you first have to be anti-Christian. 'Sin the book.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

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Homo homini lupus (Man is for other men a wolf)
4 January 2001 | by waterloo-5See 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre de Kiev See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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