Joe & Marie (1994)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland , Germany , France   |  
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This modern drama focuses on interracial, adolescent love between opposites. Marie is a fourteen year old beauty. The daughter of a black woman and a failed alcoholic writer, Marie has dropped out of school to live a life of petty crime. When she accidently meets Joe, a nerd from a conservative, Christian home, they fall instantly in love. Because their kind of love is forbidden, the couple finds a hideaway in cemetery vault where they consummate their love and escape from prying eyes. Marie's life gets her into trouble after she kills a man. The media is outraged by the relationship and by her actions. All Joe and Marie want is to be left alone so that she can give birth to their baby in a safe and peaceful place.

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adolescence, against-all-odds, cross-cultural-relations, forbidden, killing, love, nerd, on-the-run, pregnancy, puppy-love, romance, teenagers