Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

"Before there was Fiddler, there was Tevye... and the man who created him."
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.9  (160)
  • 77

Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman--fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait of Aleichem's life. It also discusses the historical events that surrounded him and shaped his stories--and explores the ways in which Aleichem's writing in turn shaped the Jewish community and impacted the larger world.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness

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Description
Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman--fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait of Aleichem's life. It also discusses the historical events that surrounded him and shaped his stories--and explores the ways in which Aleichem's writing in turn shaped the Jewish community and impacted the larger world.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness is a 2011 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 77.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2011
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (160)
  • Metascore
    77