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Certificate 15
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Genre: Drama, General Movie/Drama, Feature Director: Isabel Coixet Release date: 08/08/2008
Runtime: 108 minutes Language: English Distributor: EV
Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Cupo, Sonja Bennett, Chelah Horsdal, Kris Pope, Charlie Rose
Adaptation of Philip Roth's short novel, 'The Dying Animal', about an elderly college professor's affair with his young student. Respected professor of literature David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley) seems to have it all, a long-term relationship, a good job, and a comfortable lifestyle. But all that is turned upside down when the normally retiring, 62-year-old professor is drawn to one of his students, 24-year-old latin beauty Consuela Castillo (Penelope Cruz). As the relationship deepens, the usually free-thinking academic Kepesh finds himself becoming more sexually possessive of his new love-interest, a situation that quickly changes his personality and threatens to undermine his status and social standing.
Contains strong language and sex
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