Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman's life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail.
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
John Frankenheimer Productions Inc.
Edward Lewis Productions
2 hr 12 mins
falsely accused socialism russia jew persecution jewish ghetto zionism anti semitism false accusations justice false accusation of murder injustice imperial russia kiev russia prison rape russian secret police