#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a poor neighborhood of New York, the bitter and lonely Jewish pawnbroker Sol Nazerman is a survivor from Auschwitz that has no emotions or feelings. Sol lost his dearest family and friends in the war and his faith in God and belief in mankind. Now he only cares for money and is haunted by daydreams, actually flashbacks from the period of the concentration camp. Sol’s assistant is the ambitious Latino Jesus Ortiz, who wants to learn with Sol how to run a business of his own. When Sol realizes that the obscure laundry business he has with the powerful gangster Rodriguez comes also from brothels, Sol recalls the fate of his beloved wife in the concentration camp and has a nervous breakdown. His attitude leads Jesus Ortiz to tragedy and Sol finds a way to cry.
Plot: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
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A very impressive and dramatic movie
A very impressive and dramatic movie. I remember when I saw the first time this movie as a young teenager, I was deeply impressed by it, and after many years it still one of the movie that are important to me. The thing that hit me in the movie is the wire between the violence in the streets of the city and the violence in the Nazist concentration camp. It’s the story without any hope of a survivor, a dead man walking, living an impossible life in the violent modern society. It has been the first movie that I saw about other movies about the Holocaust and still Ithink it’s one of the more impressive about this argument. I saw many movies about the Holocaust, ma no one treats as this, the difficult life of survivors who lost their family.
Reconnecting With The World
The Pawnbroker is maybe the best of Sidney Lumet’s New York based films. It tells the story of Sol Nazerman, former professor from Germany, Holocaust survivor, now making a living as a pawnbroker in Harlem. Rod Steiger got an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. If he had lost to Sir Laurence Olivier for Othello I might understand, but losing to Lee Marvin for Cat Ballou? All three are performances on different planes of acting.
This is one of those films like Cyrano De Bergerac which rise and fall on the ability of the person performing the title character. With a minimum of dialog and a performance mostly of anguished expressions, Rod Steiger conveys the story of a man who’s really seen the worst of what life has to offer and expects very little from humanity. And in Harlem no one rises among the dregs of society that usually come peddling the last of their dreams to him.
This film was done in 1964 and that was also the year of the Harlem riots, sparked by an NYPD officer killing a black teenager. My guess is that Sol Nazerman’s pawn shop, white owned that it was never saw a scrap of damage. That’s because one of the reasons he stays in business is because of a little money laundering on the side for Harlem racketeer Brock Peters.
Unfortunately Steiger’s assistant Jaime Sanchez sees a huge amount of cash being deposited in the safe after office hours. He’s an ambitious young man and not really deciding which side of the fence to fall on. It’s more his indecision that leads to tragedy later on.
The highlight of the film for me is Steiger’s equivalent of a ‘hath a Jew not eyes’ speech when he explains to Sanchez just why the Jewish people have the ‘mercantile heritage’ as he puts it. Too often it’s forgotten that in all the places for thousands of years where Jews couldn’t own land, this was what was left to them. On a side note that’s one of the reasons for the State of Israel developing its own collective agricultural institution, the Kibbutz. It was to get Jews deliberate in touch with the land, to grow things on it and develop an attachment to it.
Some of the other cast members of note are Geraldine Fitzgerald as a neighborhood settlement house social worker who tries to penetrate Steiger’s catatonic personality and a really wonderful bit by Reni Santoni as a junkie trying to pawn a radio and jonesing to beat the band.
Still the film is Rod Steiger’s show, one of the few times he carried a film by himself and he does it magnificently.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin, Edward Lewis Wallant
Actors Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 9 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, USA
Film Length 3,155 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm