Borderline (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Message Movie  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Starring Paul Robeson (one of the first black movie actor/singers to achieve mainstream popularity) in a rare silent role, this experimental drama was thought lost until the 1990s when it was rediscovered by the British Film Institute. The Switzerland-set melodrama takes place in a resort and chronicles the reaction of patrons when an interracial couple shows up for a stay. Some critics claim that careful, sensitive viewers may be able to pick out gay subtext running throughout the story.

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resort, Switzerland, cross-cultural-relations, racism