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Borderline (1930)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5035673007358
Released: 14th May 2007
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: BFIVD735
Category: Feature, Classic
Format: DVD / Normal
Borderline (1930) (Deleted)

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Story: A groundbreaking silent film for its explicit theme of racial prejudice and with an implicit homoerotic subtext, this is a seething exploration of love, passion and betrayal starring the legendary Paul Robeson. Influenced by the psychological realism of GW Pabst and Sergei Eisenstein's montage, the film is a lost classic of the British avant-garde. It tells the story of a tense, inter-racial love triangle and its deadly consequences. Director Kenneth MacPherson embellishes the story by portraying the extreme psychological states of the characters. The result is a unique and complex matrix of racial and sexual tension moving between the boundaries of black and white, male and female and the conscious and the unconscious. This version contains a newly commissioned soundtrack by the saxophonist Courtney Pine.

Starring: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Hilda Doolittle, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin

Directed by: Kenneth MacPherson

Music by: Courtney Pine

Produced by: Kenneth MacPherson

Written by: Kenneth MacPherson

DVD information

Studio/distributor: BFI

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