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The Human Stain (2003)

Directed by Robert Benton. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, NicoleKidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Wentworth Miller, Jacinda Barrett,Harry Lennix, Clark Gregg. Coleman Silk is a respected professor ata New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling aftera comment he makes about some African-American students ismisinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, NathanZuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to digdeeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse whenColeman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farleyis exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keephis greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of hislife, from becoming made public. Based on the novel: The humanstain by Philip Roth. 105 min.Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Beck, Bernard. "Rumpelstiltskin: The Pains ofEarly Retirement in The Human Stain, The Station Agent, andBad Santa" Multicultural Perspectives, 2004, Vol. 6Issue 3, p24-26, 3p Full-textof this article / review is available: Berkeley users only
Castle, Robert. "Unadaptable: A Fatal Problemwith The Human Stain." Bright Lights Film Journal,Feb2006, Issue 51, p27-27, 1p Full-textof this article / review is available:
Gelder, Rachel "Passing and Failing: Reflectionson the Limitations of Showing the Passer in the HumanStain." Women & Performance; 2005, Vol. 15 Issue 29,p293-312, 20p Full-textof this article / review is available: Berkeley users only

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