The film Ragtime is a tragicomic mosaic that follows several characters, including the black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr. When a group of white firemen attack and ruin his car, he unsuccessfully attempts to attain justice.

In order to defend his race’s dignity, Walker Jr. decides to ignore the advice of the police and take matters into his own hands. The film is set in the United States at the beginning of 20th century, which was a time full of hope and tragedy. This was a time when the American people were a melting pot of immigrants, groups of adventurers, artists and dreamers, and the nation was on the verge of becoming a world power.

Runtime: 149 min.
English with Czech subtitles
© 1981 Sunley Holdings

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