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"Passing" follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

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Irene
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Clare
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Brian
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Hugh
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Dave
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Felise
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John
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Ted
Ethan Barrett ...
Junior
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Zulena
Stu S. Becker ...
Cabbie
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Attendant
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Woman #1
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Woman #2
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Officer
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Guest
Amos J. Machanic ...
Ralph Hazelton (as Amos Machanic)
Amber Pickens ...
Dancer
Samuel Coleman ...
Dancer
Tatiana Marie Barber ...
Dancer
Carmen Carriker ...
Dancer
Leroy Church ...
Dancer
Brian Davis ...
Dancer
Zuri Foreman ...
Dancer
Abeni Jewel ...
Dancer
Malik Kitchen ...
Dancer (as Malik S. Kitchen)
Ivan Phillip Owens ...
Dancer
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Bianca Wentworth dance instructor (uncredited)
Shaun Hudson ...
Saxophone Player (uncredited)
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Looper (uncredited)
John Martineau ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Garbage Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rebecca Hall

Written by

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Rebecca Hall ... (written by)
 
Nella Larsen ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Lori Abrams ... associate producer
Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Nina Yang Bongiovi ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Michael Y. Chow ... executive producer
Lisa D'Ambrosio ... associate producer
Lauren Dark ... executive producer
Chaz Ebert ... executive producer
David Gendron ... executive producer
Arcadiy Golubovich ... executive producer
Rebecca Hall ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Erika Hampson ... executive producer / line producer
Margot Hand ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Ali Jazayeri ... executive producer
Marli Lee ... associate producer
Yvonne Huff Lee ... executive producer (as Yvonne Huff)
Kevin M. Lin ... executive producer
Christopher C. Liu ... executive producer
Ollie Madden ... executive producer
Dominic Medina ... associate producer
Oren Moverman ... executive producer
Ruth Negga ... executive producer
Dori A. Rath ... executive producer
Joseph Restaino ... executive producer
Angela Robinson ... executive producer
Brenda Robinson ... executive producer
David Tecson ... associate producer
Tessa Thompson ... executive producer
Janet Tittiger ... co-producer
Forest Whitaker ... producer (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Devonté Hynes ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Eduard Grau ... director of photography (as Edu Grau)

Film Editing by

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Sabine Hoffman ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Sam Fischer ... color assist
Kyle Flannery ... digital intermediate coordinator
Joe Gawler ... supervising colorist
Roman Hankewycz ... colorist
Max Marcellus ... mastering technician
James Reyes ... digital intermediate producer
Justin Rosen ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Kim Ostroy
Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Nora Mendis

Art Direction by

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Kristina Porter

Set Decoration by

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Paige Mitchell

Costume Design by

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Marci Rodgers

Makeup Department

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Lani Barry ... additional makeup artist
Marjorie Durand ... Makeup Department Head
Jodi King ... key makeup artist
Barbara Roman ... hair department head
Toni Roman ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Christina Bebeau ... unit production manager
Jennifer DiLullo ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vic Coram ... second assistant director
Ramses del Hierro ... first assistant director
Kaarlo Luntta ... additional second second assistant director
Alexis Vail ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jack Breene ... assistant property master
Emma Cantor ... set dresser
Nick Daunys ... scenic foreman
Seth Finkin ... leadman
Kate Golovinskaya ... scenic artist
Alexandra Georgette Koskoris ... set dresser
Stephen Phelps ... property master
Emily Pober Higgins ... key on set dresser
Geraldine E. Pope ... Scenic Artist
Madeline Rocco ... set dresser
Ramsey Scott ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Richard Baldomero ... boom operator
Paul Capuano ... dolby sound consultant
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas ... ADR Editor
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Jared Grove ... pro tools playback mixer
Paddy Hanlon ... sound mixer
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Jacob Ribicoff ... supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer/sound designer
Eric Strausser ... assistant sound editor
Jerrell Suelto ... adr mixer
Deanna Williams ... additional boom operator

Special Effects by

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Eugene Hitt ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Bridget Fullan ... visual effects
Tim Hutchings ... visual effects artist
Alex Noble ... compositor
David Tecson ... visual effects supervisor
Kathleen Kennedy Tobin ... visual effects artist
Eugene Vernikov ... Flame Artist

Stunts

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Chris Cenatiempo ... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Emily Aragones ... still photographer
Aaron Brown ... A camera operator/steadicam
Dj Carroll ... First Assistant "B" Camera
Jean Daguillard ... best boy electric
Doug Durant ... additional camera operator
Rachel Fedorkova ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Omar Guinier ... first assistant camera "B" camera
Stefan Lan ... gaffer
Riley Nightingale ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Derek Means)
Kevin Pari ... Dolly grip
Zack Sainz ... DIT
Gabriel Eduardo Solorzano ... additional electric
Robert Stile ... key grip
Bayley Sweitzer ... first assistant camera: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Cherelle Cargill ... adr voice casting
Lauren Glennon ... extras casting assistant
Sienna Jeffries ... adr voice casting: HR Casting
Anne Reeves ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Richard Gross ... wardrobe
Jen Macaluso-Ciraolo ... wardrobe assistant
Matthew Passarelli ... wardrobe
Stev Taylor ... wardrobe supervisor
Cesar Upegui ... wardrobe
Xiachen Zhou ... key costumer

Location Management

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Malcolm Alston ... location scout
Audra Duval ... Location Manager
Ali A. Rashti ... assistant location manager
Austin Siegert ... location assistant

Music Department

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Chad Birmingham ... music editor
Alexandra Eckhardt ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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David B. Jacobs ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Kahlil Bess ... honeywagon driver

Additional Crew

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Lennox Berahzer ... Background P.A.
Samantha Cocozza ... 1st Assistant Accountant
Ben Coren ... development and production executive: Film4
Olivia DePung ... Office Production Assistant
Libby Feltch ... production coordinator
Ami Francis ... Post Production Accountant
Ed Gately ... production accountant
Mike Groner ... insurance broker
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Tessa Thompson
Carissa Knol ... production attorney
Adam Leahy ... Post Accountant
Teéa Loreál ... First Team (as Teea Loreal)
Azuree Lyman ... post productions assistant
Antony Mastrobuoni ... production staff
Daniela Paiewonsky ... production assistant
Joseph Pelegreen ... day-playing set production assistant
Amber Barbee Pickens ... Choreographer / dance & choreography
Samantha Spellman ... assistant to Rebecca Hall
Samantha Spellman ... assistant to Rebecca Hall
Miguel Toledo ... key production assistant
Achille Vanderhaeghen ... production assistant

Thanks

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Mark Ankner ... special thanks
Jason Delane Lee ... special thanks
Tom Sulkowski ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2021) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Mixed-race childhood friends reunite in middle class adulthood and become increasingly involved in each other's lives and insecurities. While Irene identifies as African-American and is married to a Black doctor, Clare "passes" as white and has married a prejudiced, wealthy white man.

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Taglines Nothing is black and white See more »
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Also Known As
  • Clair-obscur (France)
  • Seitenwechsel (Germany)
  • Claroscuro (Spain)
  • 白色通行证 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Identidade (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The term "passing" refers to the practice of members of minority or oppressed races, religions, ethnic groups, etc., pretending to be white (or otherwise members of the majority culture) to escape prejudice. The writer/director of this movie, Rebecca Hall, is better known as an actress; although she has almost only ever been cast as white characters, she is part African American. In a 2018 interview with Deadline, Hall said, "I came across the novel at a time when I was trying to reckon creatively with some of my personal family history, and the mystery surrounding my biracial grandfather on my American mother's side. In part, making this film is an exploration of that history, to which I've never really had access." See more »
Goofs The toy cars in the early stage of the movie were not possible to be made in the '20s as the toy cars from that era could not be produced at contemporary precision. Such precision was not possible until the '90s. Toy cars from the '30s usually had blunt axles without transparent windows nor interior. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 10-24-2021 (2021). See more »
Soundtracks The Homeless Wanderer See more »
Quotes Irene: We're all passing for something or other, aren't we?
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