Broken Glass

views updated

Broken Glass ★★½ 1996

Set in Brooklyn in 1938 and adapted from a play by Arthur Miller. Jewish housewife, Sylvia Gellberg (Leicester), has been stricken by a mysterious paralysis and Dr. Harry Hyman (Patinkin) is called in to treat her. Her illness is apparently psychosomatic and Sylvia gradually reveals her anxiety about her unhappy marriage and her obsessive Gorfears with newspaper reports concerning Jewish persecution in Germany. Hyman and his wife Margaret (McGovern) soon find themselves drawn in deeper than could have imagined. Made for TV. 120m/C VHS . Mandy Patinkin, Margot Leicester, Henry Goodman, Elizabeth McGovern; D: David Thacker; W: David Thacker, David Holman. TV