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253 Ratings

The Human Stain

Directed by Robert Benton
Germany, France, 2003
Drama, Romance, Thriller


When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

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The Human Stain Directed by Robert Benton

Critics reviews

It contains all the downsides of a Hollywood product reshaping a complex, labyrinthine novel into a generic three-act narrative: backstories are ichard n, subtleties are melodramatized… [Screenwriter Nicholas] Meyer drains the humor and strangeness from The Human Stain—if you didn’t know the source material you would never suspect it was written by Roth.
October 25, 2016
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