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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Oct 31, 2003
• UK: 23 Jan 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jul 20, 2004
• R2: 23 Aug 2004
The Human Stain Website
Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity.
1 hour, 46 minutes
Country USA, Germany, France
Studio Cinerenta-Cineepsilon, Lakeshore Entertainment, Miramax, Stone Village Productions
More info on IMDb.com
• The Human Stain
|Genre: Thriller, Romance, Drama, Suspense, Psychodrama|
Tagline: How far would you go to escape the past?
Plot: The story of Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins), a distinguished professor at a prestigious New England college whose professional life is shattered by allegations of racism and whose personal life is infected with the cancer of a lie he has been living for fifty years.
His career and reputation in ruin, Silk begins a dynamic resurrection through two new relationships: one, a friendship with the writer Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) whom he intrigues with his story, the other a scandalous affair with a young woman (Nicole Kidman).
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The title really says it all: Even with a top-notch cast, The Human Stain is only an imprint rather than a cohesive film. Read the novel instead to get the whole picture.
--Kit Bowen (Hollywood.com)
Despite its flaws, this adaptation is excellent. Gary Sinise steals the show. 90/100
--Jamie Gillies (Apollo Guide)
Poorly structured, badly scripted and terribly miscast drama that bungles its central idea – not unwatchable but not far off.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
Thankfully this particular stain isn't permanent - try to ignore it and it'll go away. 3/10
--Gary Panton (Movie Gazette)
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