Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 16-DEC-2003
Media Type: DVD
Plainly speaking, this is one of the best films ever made.
The pawnbroker, Nazerman, having survived the camps, has decided he has felt enough pain in his life and refuses to feel anything for anyone again.
Filmed with gritty realism on location in black and white (absolutely correct for this piece), it is a very adult, mature, and somber work.
this film clearly stands the 'test of time'....it is a work of art and extraordinary humanity...
i find it even more powerful now than almost 50 years ago.... Read more
Rod Steiger is simply superb here delivering a career defining performance of a Jewish Pawnshop owner coming to terms with his memories of WW2. Read morePublished 12 days ago by John Walsh
This is truly a great film. One must see this film before one dies.Published 23 days ago by Damian Cano
As good as I remember it from the 60s. First US film dealing with the Holocaust. First US first dealing with breast nudity.Published 1 month ago by Jim
4 1/2 stars: I never saw this movie at the time of its initial release, so it's long past time -- 50 years -- that I caught up with it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stanley Crowe
Filmed in black and white, this is a serious, gritty story of a Shoah survivor. Steiger's acting is shattering. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A good book and a glass of wine