Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

  There are stories and films that are simply not userbase. And based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is definitely one of those stories – especially now at Christmas time. imdb.com alone knows 20 adaptations of this substance and so one wonders whether it really the 21st that’s what the world has been waiting for. Yet a glance at the director and the actor makes such an easy team quickly dispelled doubts: for Roman Polanski and actor like Ben Kingsley, as well as a number of other excellent performers can expect a lot. And rightly so.

The story is familiar: The little Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is growing mid-19th Century in a bleak orphanage. The conditions are inhumane, and when Oliver complained about the meager fare, it is simply sold to the undertaker Mr. Sowerberry (Michael Heath) as apprentice, where he almost certainly better off. This is mainly due to the other apprentice, Noah Claypole (Chris Overton), in which clever boys suspected of a serious competitor and wants to get rid of him sooner rather than later. A project that succeeds, because after a dispute Oliver being locked up by his apprentice masters and takes the decision to flee. His goal is London, that metropolis which is in those times as the epitome of potential wealth.

When Oliver arrives in the capital of the Empire, he at once fell into the clutches of rogue Fagin (Ben Kingsley), the above an army of street boys there, he has trained to be pickpockets and work for itself. Oliver’s criminal career, but no great happiness vouchsafed, because already in his first foray, he is caught. But the robbed, Mr. Brownlow (Edward Hardwicke), a sensitive and gentle bookseller, sits down before a court for an orphan boy and takes him eventually in his own home in the upmarket at Pentonville – Oliver for a mere paradise. His decision is clear: Never again, he wants to go back on the road. But since he has not reckoned with his cronies.

Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the poignant odyssey of young Oliver Twist is based almost entirely on the novel and makes it all the way, both the story of Oliver and the atmosphere and the social realities of the 19 Century, without undue sentimentality, but told with much wit and warmth. With good facilities and an excellent sense of team succeed as performers reviving a classic and one of the best Christmas movies about the little boy who has lost nothing remains of its fascination.

Title: Oliver Twist Country of production: France Year of production: 2005 Length: 128 (Min) of material: ( #) Tobis

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