Ivan and Abraham

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Ivan and Abraham ★★ 1994

Abraham (Alexandrovitch) is a nineyearold Jewish boy, living on a shetl in 1930s eastern Poland, with his best friend being the family's 14yearold Christian apprentice Ivan (Iakovlev). The boys sense the increasing family tensions and escape into the nearby forest, only to find politics and prejudice sweeping over them all. In Yiddish, Russian, Polish, and Romany, with English subtitles. 105m/B VHS . Roma Aleksandrovitch, Sacha Iakovlev, Vladimir Machkov, Maria Lipkina, Rolan Bykov, Daniel Olbrychski; D: Yolande Zauberman; W: Yolande Zauberman; C: Jean-Marc Fabre.