The Story of a Three-Day Pass (La Permission)
Melvin Van Peebles,1968, 80 min
Turner, a Black G.I. stationed in France, is given a three-day pass as a reward for his loyal service. On his first night in a nightclub, he meets French shop clerk Miriam, and the two develop a romance as they spend the weekend together, exploring the northern towns and beaches. A complex situation for Turner, the love affair is met with prejudice, racial taboos and an impending departure. Melvin Van Peebles initially wrote The Story of a Three-Day Pass
as a French novel before adapting it into his first feature film.