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by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim


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A gem of a documentary that follows the backstory of the monumental musical "Fiddler on the Roof"!!

The world-famous Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. In Japan, performances starring Hisaya Morishige and Masachika Ichimura have attracted many fans for many years, and 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the performance. In the background of the story, on the eve of the Russian Revolution, you can get a glimpse of the daily life and history of the hardships of a Jewish family in Ukraine. This work carefully traces the formation process and reveals surprising facts that are almost unknown in Japan.

Based on Sholem Aleichem's best-selling novel The Milkman Tevye, the musical Fiddler on the Roof tells the moving story of a Jewish family living in rural Ukraine at the end of the 19th century. The images of people who are tossed about by the turbulent times and still live their lives to the fullest capture the hearts of those who see them. Painter Marc Chagall also drew the "violin player" as a motif. Norman Jewison, who directed the movie adaptation ("The Night's Investigation", "Jesus Christ Superstar"), says, "I wanted to make this story something that everyone could see." Family ties, love, traditions, fathers and daughters, parting... Weaving in the eternal themes of human beings, the movie cannot be seen without tears. Through interviews with John Williams ("E.T.", "Jaws") who was in charge of the music for the movie, Topol who plays the role of Tevye, the three daughters, and director Jewison himself, it is a touching story that has been handed down for generations. The unknown backstory of the masterpiece is revealed.

Director: Daniel Reim

Narration: Jeff Goldblum ("Jurassic Park")

Starring: Norman Jewison, John Williams ("E.T.")


Released from March 31 (Friday)!

Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho + Uplink Kichijoji

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