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Release Date: September 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 2010

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
In Cape Town, South Africa, during the final years of apartheid, David Lurie (John Malkovich), disgraced by an improper affair with a female student, decamps to live with his daughter, Lucy (Jessica Haines), on her country farm. David quickly settles into the quieter pace of rural life and begins to make peace with the scandal. But trouble erupts when a group of black youths rob the farm and rape Lucy, leading David to question his place within the social fabric of South Africa.

Cast: John Malkovich, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney, Fiona Press, Antoinette Engel, Natalie Becker, Antonio Fisher, David Dennis

Director: Steve Jacobs

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fortissimo Film Sales, Wild Strawberries Pty Ltd.

Distributors: Paladin

Keywords: Daughter, Intense, 1990s, Transformation, Fall, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Nothing is simple in this film, which ramifies into parallel meditations on race, the transformation of racial politics and lessons to be learned from the lives of dogs. show more

  • John Malkovich has played some odd ducks in his career, but for sheer unsavoriness, few can match the blandly monstrous Cape Town poetry professor he brings to off-putting life in Disgrace. show more

  • The story often appears a little unreal. show more

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