Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski ("The Pianist," "Chinatown") brings his unique vision to a beloved Charles Dickens classic in a compelling new film from TriStar Pictures. "Oliver Twist" captures the novel's important themes about humanity and society - all set against the backdrop of gritty Industrial Revolution London. Not to be missed, "Oliver Twist" will surely be the definite film version of this timeless tale. Starring Ben Kingsley as Fagin and introducing Barney Clark - an 11-year-old London schoolboy who has appeared in British film and television productions - "Oliver Twist" will bring Dicken's era to life through stunning costume and set design.
The story is about a young orphan boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London.
Orphaned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr.Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escaped to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin - the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets. Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr. Brownlow is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to the promise of a better life.