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This docu-drama brings to life the dramatic, turbulent career and adventures of Ikey Solomon, the first Fagin…and one of Australia's most infamous convicts. Our story, which moves from London's dens of vice to Australia and Tasmania's prison shores, is set against the background of crime, punishment and the deportation system in 19th century England. In addition it explores how Ikey's life and career interwove with that of Dickens, and inspired his both comic and grim portrait of Fagin.

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Crew

Director
Alan Rosenthal  Helen Gaynor
Writers
Alan Rosenthal
Producer
Veronica Fury  Alan Rosenthal  Stephen Thomas
Dir. of Photography
James Grant

Production Details

Production Completion
2012
Genre
History and national identity, Social contemporary
Production Company
Fury Productions Pty Ltd  Roar Film Pty Ltd

Screen Australia Supported

  • Development support

Selected Awards & Festivals