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||IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from M votes
||Release: 08 Dec 1968 /
||Director: John Frankenheimer,
||Synopsis: In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
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Alan Bates is one of the most sadly forgotten actors from the 60's and
While he's been doing mostly stage work recently, many seem to have
forgotten the extraordinary output that he had: Zorba the Greek, A Kind of
Loving, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, An Unmarried Woman, Women
in Love, Butley, and this.
His performance as Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman wrongly accused of murder,
is the the driving force behind Dalton Trumbo's adaption of Bernard
Malamud's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. While John Frankenheimer's
is rather clunky at times (a disappointment, seeing as he was coming off a
good run with The Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days in May, and The Train),
the length is about twenty minutes too long, and a few supporting
remain under-developed, his gritty performance keeps The Fixer going. It's
interesting to see Yakov go from being a non-religious Jew who agrees to
work for an Anti-Sematic official for money to a political prisoner who
proclaim his innocence despite whatever torture is inflicted on him. As
brutality of the officials grows harsher, his religious feelings grow
stronger, and Bates makes it believable from beginning to
Dirk Bogarde also does well as a lawyer who will defend Yakov at any cost
(even though his character's intentions remain unclear), as does Ian Holm
an investigator who considers Jews to be inhuman criminals.
The Fixer had a brief run on video a few years ago, but I am not sure if
is still being circulated.
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