• The Pawnbroker (2004)

The Pawnbroker

Release Date: June 27th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant, this drama focuses on former professor Sol Nazerman (Rod Steiger), the survivor of a German concentration camp who now runs a pawn shop in East Harlem. Having witnessed his family's death at the hands of the Nazis, he is embittered toward humanity and pushes away anyone around him, including his young Puerto Rican employee, Jesus (Jaime Sanchez). As Nazerman contends with his internal conflicts, the harsh realities of the city affect his life as well.

Cast: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Thelma Oliver, Marketa Kimbrell, Baruch Lumet, Juano Hernandez

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Landau Company

Keywords: Brooding, Sacrifice, 1960s, Survival, Emotional, Fall, New York City

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Awards

Nominated Actor
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama