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113 Ratings

Body and Soul

Directed by Oscar Micheaux
United States, 1925


Body and Soul, directed by the legendary African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, is a direct critique of the power of the cloth, casting Paul Robeson in dual roles as a jackleg preacher and a well-meaning inventor.

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Body and Soul Directed by Oscar Micheaux

Critics reviews

The force of Robeson’s personality is like a rupture in the screen, while Sylvester, seen only briefly and undefined except as an icon of gentle decency, takes self-effacement to the point of concealment.
April 12, 2017
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