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Nothing But a Man
(Nothing But a Man)

by Michael ROEMER


Work, love, marriage and paternity are some of the themes in this powerful portrait of a railway worker from a small town in Alabama in the 1960s. Nothing But a Man was made by Michael Roemer, white, Jewish and born in Berlin in 1928, ten years before Killer of Sheep and twenty years before Bless Their Little Hearts, two emblematic films of LA Rebellion. Together, they form an astonishing triptych on masculinity (and living conditions) in black American communities over the years covered by the films. Malcolm X’s favourite film, it won the San Giorgio prize at the Venice Film Festival, an award given to films that are particularly salient to the progress of civilisation. So it seems to us that its rediscovery is all the more crucial. AR

  • Titre français
    Nothing But a Man
  • Original title
    Nothing But a Man
  • Scénario
    Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young
  • Photo
    Robert M. Young
  • Montage
    Luke Benett
  • Interprétation
    Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris
  • Production
    Robert M. Young, Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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