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
This is "The Fixer" who didn't know he had courage...until courage was all he had left.
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John Frankenheimer said that the original rough cut was four hours and forty-five minutes. See more
The law will protect you unless you're guilty.
[closes the door
Guilty of what?
Referenced in Lionpower from MGM