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Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem (2014)

Portraits of two beloved icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel--are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot ... See full summary »

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John Lollos

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Credited cast:
Alan Alda ... Narrator
Aaron Alexander Aaron Alexander ... Klezmer musician
Theodore Bikel ... Self
Talya Buckbinder Talya Buckbinder ... Klezmer musician
Jeremy Dauber Jeremy Dauber ... Self
Joseph Dorman Joseph Dorman ... Self
Fyvush Finkel ... Self
Sherwin Kaufman Sherwin Kaufman ... Self
Merima Kljuco Merima Kljuco ... Klezmer musician
David Krakauer David Krakauer ... Self
Hankus Netsky Hankus Netsky ... Klezmer musician
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Self
Deborah Strauss Deborah Strauss ... Klezmer musician
Ruth Westheimer ... Self
Michael Wex Michael Wex ... Self
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Portraits of two beloved icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel--are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit. Theodore Bikel, the unstoppable performer whose career spans more than 150 screen roles (including an Oscar-nominated turn in The Defiant Ones) and countless stage and musical productions, is also the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem's work. Now 90, Bikel has played Tevye the Milkman on stage more than 2,000 times, and he has animated Aleichem's work through his creation of two celebrated musical plays about the great Russian author. The new film Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem combines Bikel's charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader exploration of Aleichem's remarkable life and work. A pioneer of modern Jewish literature who championed and luxuriated in the Yiddish language, Sholom Aleichem created dozens ...

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USA

Language:

English

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2014 (USA) See more »

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