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Melvin Van Peebles' first feature film describes the experiences of a Black American soldier who is given a weekend pass in Paris. Quite by chance, he meets a French girl, Miriam, and they take a trip to Brittany together. The simple context of a love affair is not really the subject of this film-it is really a sentimental comedy in which racial problems are treated with subtlety and wry humor.
Subtitle: La permission
Running time: 87 min.
Language(s): English, French
Director(s): Melvin Van Peebles
Producer(s): Guy Belfond
Writer(s): Melvin Van Peebles
Cinematographer(s): Michel Kelber
Editor(s): Liliane Korb
Music: Melvin Van Peebles
With: Harry Baird, Nicole Berger
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