M | | Drama
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
This movie was made in Hungary, then a Communist country. The cast and crew were obliged to work six days a week under considerable pressure, and Director John Frankenheimer was very unpopular. Sir Dirk Bogarde always referred to him thereafter as "Frankenstein", while Sir Ian Holm reported in his memoirs nearly forty years later, that Frankenheimer had, during filming, a very obvious extra-marital affair with the daughter of openly Communist Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, even though his wife, Evans Evans, was in attendance.
To be anti-Semitic, you first have to be anti-Christian. 'Sin the book.