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“The Pawnbroker”, by Sidney Lumet

Março 22, 2010


The Pawnbroker” (1964, USA), Directed by Sidney Lumet
Music by: Quincy JonesFreddie HubbardKenny BurrellJ.J. Johnson
Steve LacyOliver NelsonToots ThielemansTony Williams
Based on a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant

«This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a pawn shop, 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 neighborhood treatment. Although, the flashbacks suffer several historical inaccuracies, the point is well made. 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.» [In 13 parts here]

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