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!
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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.
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