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Devil in a Blue Dress

Carl Franklin / US, 1995 / 102 min.

Denzel Washington plays private eye Easy Rawlins in late-1940’s Los Angeles. His assignment? To find Daphne Moret, the mayoral candidate’s mistress who is in hiding. Carl Franklin’s atmospheric neo-noir is situated in the Afro-American community in a segregated LA. 

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Easy Rawlins has nothing in common with your run-of-the-mill hardboiled private eye. However, when he is fired from the aircraft manufacturing plant and still has to cough up his mortgage, his options are limited. A mysterious man approaches Rawlins with an offer he can’t resist: 100 dollars if he can find Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals) who is supposedly lying low in LA’s African American nightlife district.

Details

Director

Carl Franklin

Production year

1995

Country

US

Original title

Devil in a Blue Dress

Length

102 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE or NLD

Format

DCP

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