Stop reading if you haven't seen. Hopkins plays a black man who can pass as white... confusing... exacerbated by how Hopkins is megaBritish compared to the actor who plays the character as a young man. Another ding: the story of Kidman's character isn't as fleshed out as I'd like. The narrative framing of the story is a bit off. Everything else works beautifully & I loved it with all my heart. Kidman is fantastic.
I’m really not sure why this intelligent and ambitious movie has been so under-appreciated unless it’s the sad truth we’re as closeted a society when it comes to class and racial politics as we were 60 years ago, when the main character, Coleman Silk, was a youth. The casting, acting and direction were outstanding, and the story is compelling. It deserves more attention.