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Fiddler on the Roof [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1971]

Release Date:04/05/2011
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    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (170 out of 171)

    Special Features

    • Disc 1 - Blu-ray Disc
    • Fiddler on the Roof in High Definition
    • Audio Commentary by Director/Producer Norman Jewison and Actor Topol
    • Norman Jewison, Filmmaker
    • Norman Jewison Looks Back
    • John Williams: Creating A Musical Tradition
    • Songs of Fiddler on the Roof
    • Deleted Song: "Any Day Now"
    • Tevye's Daughters
    • Set in Reality: Production Design
    • Storyboard-to-Film Comparison
    • Tevye's Dream Sequence (in Full Color with Side-by-Side Comparison and an Introduction by Norman Jewison)
    • Trailers, Teasers and TV Spots
    • Disc 2 - DVD


    Fiddler on the Roof
    Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was actually lensed in Yugoslavia). Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters. Whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God, who does not answer but is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. After arranging a marriage between his oldest daughter Tzeitel and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when the girl falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. And after shouting the praises of "tradition," Tevye must change his tune-and his entire life-when he and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions. Topol's co-stars include Norma Crane as Golde, Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker, and Leonard Frey as Motel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Topol
      Topol - Tevye
    • Norma Crane
      Norma Crane - Golde
    • Leonard Frey
      Leonard Frey - Motel
    • Molly Picon
      Molly Picon - Yente
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      Paul Mann - Lazar Wolf

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