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      The Story of a Three-Day Pass

      1967 1h 27m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 91% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A black American soldier, Turner (Harry Baird), is given three days leave in Paris. Not knowing what to do with himself, he goes to a nightclub where he meets a French girl, Miriam (Nicole Berger). They dance together and reunite the next day to visit the seaside. Their romance blossoms; Turner rents a hotel room and Miriam calls in sick to work. But their love affair is darkened by Turner's impending departure and the specter of racial prejudice. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Richard Brody New Yorker Although its protagonist is American and much of the film is in English, the movie reflects the stylistic variety and the freewheeling innovation of the French New Wave. Jun 15, 2020 Full Review Renata Adler New York Times A kind of gentle cross between "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"-a little hard to imagine, it is true, but less pretentious than the first and less false than the second. Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Fedor Tot Vague Visages The constant juxtaposition between the sheer joy of an impromptu summer romance and the reality of the surrounding world is The Story of a Three-Day Pass’ enduring legacy. Nov 7, 2023 Full Review Brian Susbielles InSession Film An American director using the French New Wave to create something innocent, yet scandalous in regards to interracial dating. Feb 28, 2023 Full Review Nadine Smith Nashville Scene Though Sweet Sweetback was Van Peebles' shot heard round the world, The Story of a Three-Day Pass shows an artist whose strengths were already present from his debut. Sep 8, 2021 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills ...if Van Peebles' direction is more imitative than innovative at this point, he still communicates an infectious joy in the medium, as well as a few sharp social insights. May 21, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Parker E To love is to be human. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Charming and brilliant first picture. A great mix of new wave charm with today to day racial tensions. Some brilliant direction, inventive shots from all angles and charming leads. Shockingly real considering the time and subject matter. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Clever, innovative Blaxploitation progenitor Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A black American soldier, Turner (Harry Baird), is given three days leave in Paris. Not knowing what to do with himself, he goes to a nightclub where he meets a French girl, Miriam (Nicole Berger). They dance together and reunite the next day to visit the seaside. Their romance blossoms; Turner rents a hotel room and Miriam calls in sick to work. But their love affair is darkened by Turner's impending departure and the specter of racial prejudice.
      Director
      Melvin Van Peebles
      Producer
      Guy Belfond
      Screenwriter
      Melvin Van Peebles
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 17, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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