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also known as La permission

The Story of a Three-Day Pass1968

  • 3.5
An African-American soldier stationed in Europe encounters racism from his superiors following his idyllic three-day affair with a young French woman. Directed by Melvin Van Peebles, it was the first major film by an African-American director to be released in the United States.

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"...here you can not only see where Spike Lee stole his famous 'actor and camera on the same dolly' shot from. . .but also glimpse one of the final performances from Nicole Berger, co-star of SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER..." - Brandon Harris, Keyframe