This rousing musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye (Topol), a milkman who is trying to keep his family's traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters. … see full wiki
There are many moments of humor and other moments that are poignant. Topol struggles through much change in marrying off his daughters. Whereas Topol can handle stepping away from arranged marriages and formal approvals he cannot accept intermarriage especially in an environment where Jews are so frequently persecuted.
Whereas Topol's character certainly stands out the most, each of the supporting cast members give noteworthy performances. And the music is all fabulous. To Life, Sunrise Sunset, Tradition, and If I Were A Rich Man are all very memorable songs.
Fiddler on the Roof is one movie that can be clearly classified as a keeper.
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