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Black Rider (1993)
"Schwarzfahrer" (original title)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  4 March 1994 (USA)
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A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge.



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Complete credited cast:
Senta Moira ...
Old Woman
Paul Outlaw ...
Black Man
Stefan Merki ...
Klaus Tilsner ...
Andrea Katzenberger ...
Andreas Schmidt ...
Mike Traynor ...
Business Man
Gottfried Mischke ...
Business Man
Ursula Schlecht ...
Business Woman
Ali Atmaca ...
Zozan Atmaca ...
Erjin Sari ...
Ursula Trauvetter ...


A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge.

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Short | Comedy


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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Rider  »

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This short film is inspired from a Norwegian commercial promoting the monthly ticket available from Oslo's public transport system written by Lasse Åberg, a Swedish comedian. Åberg also got inspiration from the urban legend "The Eaten Ticket" that first appeared in Denmark in the 1980's and soon spread to neighboring countries. See more »


[first lines]
Black Man: Is this seat taken?
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Edited into Short 1: Invention (1999) See more »


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Written by Paul Outlaw, Rainer Frey and Horst Neff
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definitely memorable
10 April 1999 | by ( – See all my reviews

i didn't know what to expect as i watched this short german film. i'd never read or heard anything about it, knowing only that it would be about racism. let me say that you will not get what you might expect.

i don't want to ruin the beauty of this film so i'll leave out any details and merely say that i thought of the ending about 10 times between the movie's conclusion and my bed-time, and that each time i did so, a huge smile crossed my face, accompanied by a chuckle. watch it.

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