Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Fyedka: Your father is coming. Chava, let me talk to him. Let me tell him about us.
Chava: No, Fyedka, that would be the worst thing, I'm sure of it.
Fyedka: But let me try.
Chava: No! I'll talk to him. I promise.

Mordcha: Why should I break my head about the outside world? Let the outside world break it's own head! Well put, no?

Tevye: As Abraham said, "I am a stranger in a strange land... "
Mendel: Moses said that.
Tevye: Ah. Well, as King David said, "I am slow of speech, and slow of tongue."
Mendel: That was also Moses.
Tevye: For a man who was slow of tongue, he talked a lot.

Continuity mistake: When Tevye goes into town before the Sabbath to make his deliveries, a bunch of men and women run up to him complaining about how late he is. Yet as soon as he starts filling the orders and talking there are only men around him. Where did the women go?

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Trivia: At Orthodox Jewish weddings, while dancing is encouraged for the sake of bringing joy to the bride and groom, it is an established and accepted custom that the men and women dance separately so as to avoid a rather immodest atmosphere. Hence, the entire ballroom is divided in two; one section for the men, and the other where the women gather.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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