Tuesday
17
Oct
7.15 pm
Back The Pawnbroker
 
Tue
17
Oct
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 7.15 pm
Sidney Lumet
  • Drama
  • 1964
  • USA
  • 116 mins.
 
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This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman (played by the outstanding Rod Steiger in arguably his greatest performance), manager of a pawn shop in THE 1960's and a concentration camp survivor faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York ghetto environment, Sol suffers flashbacks. The flashbacks juxtapose concentration camp treatment with ghetto neighbourhood treatment. His internal conflicts between submitting to the same injustices he and his family suffered or resisting the injustice a peak at the end of the film. Outstanding direction from Sidney Lumet.

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Sidney Lumet
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