From the book:

The Assistant BY Malamud, Bernard

Movie Title: The Assistant

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1997

Armin Mueller-Stahl Wikipedia Link


Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon he falls in love with the very pragmatic store owner's daughter who hesitates in giving her heart... or body. Nonetheless, the young man perseveres, much to the chagrin of her extremely Jewish mother who doesn't want her daughter marrying other than Jewish.