THEATER 1 Sat, Jun 8 3:00 PM
THEATER 1 Wed, Jun 12 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1964
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sidney Lumet
Cast:Rod Steiger
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Brock Peters
Jaime Sánchez
Thelma Oliver


In his mesmerizing Academy Award-nominated performance, Rod Steiger plays Sol Nazerman, a Jewish pawnbroker living in Harlem after World War II. A Holocaust survivor, Sol is haunted by his memories of the war and the death of his family. Embittered toward humanity and numb to the world around him, including his desperate clientele and the scrum of humanity at his doorstep, Sol’s carefully constructed walls begin to crumble as his trauma overwhelms him. THE PAWNBROKER is one of Lumet’s most enduring and impactful works, an existential ghost story about guilt and memory that combines the power of Steiger’s performance with Lumet’s provocative eye for a film that remains as shocking and disturbing as it was when it was released 60 years ago. Content consideration: contains disturbing imagery.