Review: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Filmed on location in Eastern Europe, this 1971 musical based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories was a smash on Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof is a true crowd-pleaser. Israeli actor Topol mesmerizes as Tevye, humble father of three strong-willed daughters in the Russian village of Anatevka. His self-imposed task: Preserve Jewish heritage at all costs.

A wonderful movie, very convincing, and enjoyable. The extras on the DVD were great. Listening to the director’s comments while watching the 3 hour movie again was long, but added a lot of details to the movie-making prcess. I definitely recommend this movie.