The First Fagin

Poster for The First Fagin When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous personas in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin was possibly based on the Jewish receiver and fencer of stolen goods, Ikey Solomon. Much as been written about Ikey's exploits, his amazing and daring prison escapes capturing people's imaginations through the generations. The First Fagin recreates the fantastical life of Ikey Solomon, the most famous criminal of his age. From London's dens of vice, to Newgate jail to Australia's prison shores, Ikey takes us on a journey into crime, punishment, adventure and love whilst struggling against the transportation system of 19th century England.

Year:
2012
Length:
87 minutes
Country:
Director:
Helen Gaynor, Alan Rosenthal

Shown at

  1. 16th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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