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2,344 Ratings


Directed by John Cassavetes
United States, 1959


Set in New York City, circa 1960, a passionate interracial romance between a fair African-American woman and a white man erupts when he finds out the truth about her racial heritage. This directorial debut of John Cassavetes was a forerunner of the American independent film movement.

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Directed by John Cassavetes

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1960 | 2 wins including: Pasinetti Award (Parallel Sections)

BAFTA Awards

1961 | 4 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Director

National Film Preservation Board

1993 | Winner: National Film Registry

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