The Young One

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In this drama, adapted from Peter Matthiessen's story Travelin' Man, a black jazz musician is on the run after being falsely accused of raping a white woman. He settles in a small island community where he finds work as a handyman, only to be accused again of a rape.

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Audience Reviews for The Young One

  • Oct 16, 2009
    Bunuel in English! Wish the film was better. Bunuel's hallmarks are not all that visible beyond a taboo pedophilia element, and neither that nor the racism theme are treated with any notable degree of insight. Furthermore, Bernie Hamilton's jazzy character is saddled with some "I don't dig you cats"-like lingo which comes off rather stale and dated. I haven't seen every Bunuel film (yet?), but I suspect this is the only one which might remind anyone of Russ Meyer!
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