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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 27, 2010
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Interviews with cast and crew
- "Making of" featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Eriq Ebouaney, John Malkovich & Fiona Press|
|Directed by||Steve Jacobs|
|Screenwriting by||Anna Maria Montecelli|
|Composition by||Antony Partos & Graeme Koehne|
|Director of Photography:||Steve Arnold|
[A] faithful compelling screen adaptation....DISGRACE is all the more devastating for being so coolly dispassionate.
New York Times
Newcomer Jessica Haines is transparent and heartbreaking as the prof's unorthodox daughter, a victim of violence as the old ways crumble. -- Grade: B
Rating: 3/5 -- It's a faithful adaptation, but one that's been indifferently shot by director Steve Jacobs, whose blunt technique tends to flatten the book's morose charge. Still, the acting is often excellent. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
As the last shot lingers, you long to find out what happens next.
London Evening Standard
Rating: 3/5 -- A worthwhile film which is concerned to do the right thing by a modern classic. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The Nobel Prize laureate's cutting novel of sex and power in post-apartheid South Africa has been brought to the big screen with all of the loneliness and most of the intelligence of the novel intact. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- It is Lurie's white privilege that is most disturbing... Full Review
John Malkovich stars in director Steve Jacobs' adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel concerning a Cape Town educator whose flight from scandal leads him into a direct confrontation with the lingering demons of apartheid. Fastidious Cape Town college professor David Lurie (Malkovich) may see himself as somewhat impervious, but he's about to bring about his own downfall due to a selfish and foolhardy relationship with a student who isn't afraid to drag their clandestine affair screaming into the light. When controversy erupts on campus as a result of the affair, David beats a hasty retreat to the countryside in order to lie low on his daughter Lucy's (Jessica Haines) remote farm in the Eastern Cape. However, David's fears for his daughter's isolation are soon confirmed when father and daughter are violently attacked by three black youths. In the aftermath of the horrific siege, David is deeply shaken to learn that one of their assailants is in fact a relative of trusted worker Petrus (Eriq Ebouaney), who lives peacefully alongside Lucy in the South African brush, and has even begun constructing a home at the edge of her property. Can these people somehow find grace in a country that's still struggling with its tragic history, or is that history destined to repeat itself forever into the future'
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