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Disgrace
Disgrace
Actors: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Antoinette Engel, Antonio Fisher, Isabella De Villiers
Director: Steve Jacobs
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2010     1hr 59min

After an affair with a student ruins his career, a professor moves to the Eastern Cape countryside with his daughter where they become victims.
     
     
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Actors: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Antoinette Engel, Antonio Fisher, Isabella De Villiers
Director: Steve Jacobs
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/27/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 59min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Waiting for the next rape session so I can fit into the trib
Christa Rosenberg | 06/24/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Oh this movie has some"thoughtful" writing. Too bad they are such messed up thoughts... Where to begin?? Why could the girl student not say" no thanks" sir? Too hard? Her little mouth couldn't make the sounds? Afraid he would grade her badly? I agree he is a sexual opportunist, but can't anyone ever say no??? It's not like he was coercive or violent. His lack of participation in his "trial" by merely stating he was guilty reminded me of "The Stranger" by Camus. I actually found his ability to resist the collective coercion to make an appearance of remorse interesting. He dismissed them as they dismissed him.. so to speak. And that is bad, very bad. His daughter accepting rape on a regular basis by south african youths as her "punishment"? or redemption is just nauseating. A healthy organism will not voluntarily put up with such abuse. If you encourage others to think they can or should be doing such things, well you are helping them be monsters. The cultural difference thing doesnt stretch that far. Thats just pure masochism."
Please read the book first
Frieslander | Bogota, D.C., Colombia | 07/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After reading most of the negative reviews, it was obvious that most of these reviewers had not read the book. Hello, this is not a basket of rose petals in Suburban America....deal with it."
Finding Meaning In Desolation
Natasha Conn | Las Cruces, NM USA | 07/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Despite a stiffness that has guided his performances for the last twenty years, John Malkovich anchors this tale of a South African professor who must transcend his arrogance towards his surroundings following his firing for an affair with a student (Antoinette Engel, expressing the oppression of unwanted love well) and a tragedy that befalls the daughter (Natalie Becker, with perhaps the most nuanced performance in the film) he goes to stay with in the countryside. Malkovich's dilemma also serves as a metaphor for the white man's place in the new South Africa, and the eeriness of his relationship to the countryside is well conveyed. A quiet, moving film, especially for those of us who have given up on life among general society and look for new meaning in solitude."
A great performance, a disturbing reality
Robyn | Cayman Islands | 06/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful if disturbing movie about all the ambiguities present in South Africa today and one man's confrontation with not only those facts of life but with his own and his daughter's lives as well. We loved it and loved the book as well. May not be for everyone but certainly thought provoking and memorable. John Malkovich is perfect in the lead role."