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Nothing But a Man

Film still from NOTHING BUT A MAN: A man and a woman sit at the kitchen table and smile at each other.

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  • Director

    Michael Roemer

  • USA / 1964
    95 min. / 35 mm / Original version

  • with

    Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Yaphet Kotto

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

This film about a Black railroad worker facing everyday racism in the southern states of 1960s America remains Michael Roemer's best known. Staged with a great deal of compassion and featuring outstanding actors, the portrayal of African American life was a pioneering achievement. NOTHING BUT A MAN focuses particularly on the complexities of daily life and Roemer shows how racism, gender equality, and workers' rights are irrevocably linked. (hb)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media