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The Pawnbroker

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Original title
The Pawnbroker
Running time
115 min.
United States United States
David Friedkin, Morton Fine (Novel: Edward Lewis Wallant)
Quincy Jones
Boris Kaufman (B&W)
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Landau Company / Allied Artists Pictures
Drama | Holocaust
Synopsis / Plot
The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, stars Rod Steiger in this grim, dark tale of a Holocaust survivor who runs a pawnshop in Harlem. The film traces his deterioration as modern times force old memories to painfully flood back to him.
1966: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Rod Steiger)
1965: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Rod Steiger)
1965: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (Rod Steiger)
1965: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations
1965: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1965: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
1964: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Rod Steiger), FIPRESCI (Honourable M.)
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