Pawnbroker 1964
Rod Steiger earned a Best Actor Oscarr nomination for his stunning performance in this powerful story of hope and empathy from celebrated director Sidney Lumet.

With the rise of Hitler, Prof. Sol Nazerman, a Jew, and his family were dragged to a concentration camp, where he saw his two children die and his wife raped by Nazi officers. Entire family was killed during the Holocaust. Some twenty years later, he's the owner of an East Harlem pawn shop, emotionally shut down and struggling with horrific flashbacks. Sol has little faith in his fellow man, and treats them with thinly veiled contempt. Still, Sol has the respect of his employee Jesus, who hopes to be mentored by his boss. But even this young man is pushed too far by Sol's bitterness, which results in a terrible tragedy for them both.

Is based on Edward Lewis Wallant's 1961 novel. The Pawnbroker was one of the first American films to address the Holocaust through the eyes of a survivor after the events.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

The Pawnbroker (1964) Blu-Ray Olive Films
BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:55:49 | 17.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

The Pawnbroker (1964) BFI
BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:55:31 | 38.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Audio commentary with Maura Spiegel and Annette Insdorf (2021)
• Guardian Interview: Rod Steiger (1992) (audio only, plays over the film) (112:34)
• "Now and Then: Quincy Jones" 1968 interview (21:12)
• Gallery (5:09)
• "Ten Bob in Winter" 1963 short (12:08)
• Trailer (2:16)