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A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes.

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Pete - a Negro
Eslanda Robeson ...
Adah - a Negro Woman
Hilda Doolittle ...
Astrid (as Helga Doorn)
Gavin Arthur ...
Thorne - Her Husband
Charlotte Arthur ...
The Barmaid
Blanche Lewin ...
The Old Lady
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Winifred Ellerman ...
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Kenneth MacPherson ... (as Kenneth Macpherson)

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Kenneth MacPherson ... (written by) (as Kenneth Macpherson)

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Bryher MacPherson ... producer
Kenneth MacPherson ... producer

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Jenny Adejayan ... musician: cello - 2007 version
Hazel Correa ... musician: violin - 2007 version
Amanda Drummond ... musician: viola - 2007 version
Robert Fordjour ... musician: drums - 2007 version
Courtney Pine ... music arranger: 2007 version / music engineer: 2007 version / music mixer: 2007 version / music producer: 2007 version / musician: saxophones, bass clarinet, keyboards, beats, percussion, pro tools - 2007 version
Omar Puente ... musician: electric violin - 2007 version
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Adah, a black woman, has an affair with Thorne, a white man, much to the dismay of some of the prejudiced townsfolk and Thorne's wife, Astrid. Adah attempts a reconciliation with her man, Pete, but eventually leaves him and the town. Meanwhile, Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, but then mysteriously dies. Thorne is tried but acquitted. Because of the events, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned. Written by Arthur Hausner

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  • Límite: Borderline (Spain)
  • Граница (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 63 min
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Trivia This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #371. See more »

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