The Fixer  [DVD]Alan Bates (actor)
Dirk Bogards (actor)
Format: all region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 132 min
Quality: Very Good
A Jew in Tsarist Russia becomes a scapegoat for the murder of a Christian boy and endures physical and psychological torture intended to force him into a confession. Melodrama, starring Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown and Hugh Griffith.
An epic starring Alan Bates as a Jewish opportunist in tsarist Russia who claims to be a Gentile and insinuates his way into the management of a brick factory. There's a rape charge, imprisonment, humiliation and constant fear of exposure and a new wave of pogroms.
Based on Bernard Malamud's novel, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and director John Frankenheimer take on some mighty themes and turn them into a scaled-down Doctor Zhivago, complete with a Maurice Jarre score.