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Year: 2008
USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Kris Pope, Deborah Harry, Antonio Cupo, Chelah Horsdal, Sonja Bennett
Director: Isabel Coixet
Country: USA
USA & UK: 112 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality, nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex
USA Release Date: 8 August 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 8 August 2008 (Limited Release)


Starring Oscar®-nominee Penelope Cruz and Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley, with extraordinary supporting performances from Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson and Peter Sarsgaard, ELEGY is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth's short novel The Dying Animal.

Driven by Isabel Coixet's visually assured and deeply observant direction, ELEGY charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor and a young woman whose beauty both ravishes and destabilizes him. As their intimate connection transforms them—more than either could imagine—a charged sexual contest evolves into an indelible love story. With humanistic warmth, wry wit and erotic intensity, ELEGY explores the power of beauty to blind, to reveal and to transform.

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