Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

DVD - 2001
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Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.

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1KLIP1
Aug 14, 2017

Movie Masterpiece! Why not gold plate the cover?

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ThomasJWhiting
May 30, 2017

GREAT 1971 film musical set in Ukraine village in 1890's Russia.
Not sure why it's taken me so long to see this fabulous work of art - but now I have - and recommend you view it too!

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StarLord21
Mar 25, 2017

I can't believe I had never seen this movie until now. Very enjoyable and by far the best original soundtrack.

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LynJoan
Jun 20, 2016

Really enjoyed watching this again. My 10 year old enjoyed it very much as well!

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 01, 2015

An excellent adaptation of an outstanding musical! Topol is wonderful, and so is everyone else. Funny, but deeply moving.

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garycornell
Oct 09, 2014

Directed by Norman Jewison "Fiddler on the Roof" is a movie masterpiece. It is hard to believe it been over 40 years since this 1971 movie was released. It has played on Broadway and every small theater in America that wanted to produce it. Still there is no denying that the original film is the best interpretation of the play "Fiddler on the Roof". The first thing that sticks out to me is the famed John Williams soundtrack. He wrote a perfect score that captures the feeling of 1900 Czarist Russia. The second thing that stands out only in a movie, is the location shots of Russia. These were beautifully captured by cinematographer Oswald Morris. Third, and maybe foremost, the movie Fiddle on the Roof has a great cast. Now Topol stared on both Broadway and in the film, but we now only can see him on film. He is terrific as Tevye who has five daughters that he would like to have arranged marriages. The story is beautifully played out as the girls want someone other than what the matchmaker arranges for them. In other words, they will not settle for someone they don't love. So begins the love story of a family and those who come courting the daughters. Remarkable costumes, great sets, music that you just can't stop singing, and a story that will make you laugh and cry. One of the best filmed musicals of all time! Please be sure to let me know right here on the KCLS web site how you liked the film. Thanks!!

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rslade
Aug 14, 2014

Still stands up amazingly well. Good acting, good music, decent production.

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richibi
Jan 22, 2014

5 stars, times ten, extraordinary - moving, heartfelt, cinematically splendid, a film for the ages, whether or not you're Jewish

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 07, 2013

This music is beautiful, and the story is wonderful! 4/5 stars!

Fiddler on the Roof is a magnificent story and a marvelous adaptation from play into feature film by Canadian Norman Jewison.

Starring Topol and featuring Paul Michael Glaser (credited as Michael Glaser) who is known for playing Starsky in the tv police drama "Starsky and Hutch".

The film follows Tevye, his wife Golde, their 5 daughters and their neighbours of Jewish and Russian background in and around the village of Anatevka through hardship, the joys of courtship, the struggle between tradition and individual desires, pogroms against the Jewish community, separation of family and forced removal from
the village they call home.

Giving this film 10/10 seems like two little praise therefore I also award it 5 out of 5 tears for touching the heart and speaking to the human condition as well as the 5 stars.

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 07, 2013

A Jewish father struggles to cope with all the changes going on around him-his three daughters are all getting married "for love", the government is taking a despotic turn, and things aren't simple anymore. What happened to tradition? Will life ever be the same? 12+ for some violence (no blood), scary images, and when the main character is drunk (along with some other guys in a tavern).

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 09, 2010

A Jewish father struggles between maintaining the traditions of the family faith and allowing his three daughter's to be happy and marry whom they love.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 19, 2010

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Laura_X Jan 21, 2015

They gave each other a pledge? Unheard of. Absurd.

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