This lavishly produced and critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Academy Award-nominee Topol, For Your Eyes Only), a poor but soulful milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. Tevye and his wife Golde (Norma Crane, "1984") attempt to arrange suitable marriages for their five strong-willed daughters in poignant-and often amusing-moments that celebrate life and love.
Great film version of the Broadway musical about a poor Jewish family in turn-of-the-century Russia. Wonderful performances and score!
An affair between two actors is paralleled in the romantic film, set in the Victorian era, in which they are performing. First rate cast!
Actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) have an affair that mirrors the love story they are filming in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981).
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Tevye the Milkman is a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying to support his family and maintain his Jewish tradition under a Czar that would like to run his people out of town.
Two intertwining and related love stories... In the first story (set in 1867 England), a strange young woman is dishonored by her affair with a French officer, and loved by a proper young Victorian gentleman who falls hopelessly in love with her. The second story (set in the present) chronicles the similar relationships of the actors who are portraying the protagonists of the first story in a film. In both stories, the lovers are affectingly played by Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. John Fowles' novel was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter and directed by Karel Reisz. Cinematographer Freddie Francis has been praised for his painterly re-creation of 19th-century Dorset, as well as his complementary 20th-century mise-en-scene.
Anna and Mike portray two characters in a film set in 19th century England who fall in love despite the fact that Mike's character is engaged.
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