Story of a 3-Day Pass

Story of a 3-Day Pass
4 ratings
Movie on IMDb
SALE: $5.98
List Price: $14.98
You Save: $9 (60% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  DVD
sku:  XEN 1063D
Brand New

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 24, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Xenon
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English, French, Italian

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/27/2006
"Though heavily influenced by the French New Wave, the film showcases plenty of Van Peebles' characteristic fury..." -- Grade: +

Product Description:

Melvin Van Peebles's debut feature film is an exhilarating motion picture that merges the experimental techniques of the French New Wave with a decidedly African American point of view, resulting in a strikingly original cinematic voice. Based on his novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Turner (Harry Baird), a black American G.I. in France who has just been promoted to the position of assistant orderly. Granted a three-day pass by his captain, Turner drives to Paris and visits a bar where he meets Miriam (Nicole Berger), a pretty white woman. The two immediately form a strong connection and further their relationship with a drive to the ocean, where they rent a hotel room. While visiting the beach, three of Turner's colleagues bump into him on the last day of his vacation and discover his interracial romance. When he returns to his base, his promotion has been revoked, reminding him that his skin color will never allow him to be the human being that he so badly wants to be. Van Peebles stuffs an overflowing amount of visual tricks into his film, including freeze-frames, quick cuts, and reenactments of his characters' inner thoughts, firmly establishing himself as one of the most influential black directors in the world.

Plot Synopsis:

A black American G.I. falls in love with a white French girl and spend his vacation together in peacetime Paris, incurring his superiors' disapproval.


Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 4 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Movie Categories:

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 39,010
  • UPC: 000799106327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)