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The Fixer

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The Fixer

Release Date: December 08, 1968

Year    :   1968
Slogan    :   «They accused him… They beat him… They condemned him… and after all that, they were more afraid of him than ever.»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime, Mystery
Production Companies    :   John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Edward Lewis Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   John Frankenheimer
Producers    :   Irene Howard, Edward Lewis, Enrico Isacco
Writers    :   Dalton Trumbo, Bernard Malamud
RunTime    :   132 mins.

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.


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