The Human Stain * Robert Benton * 2003

I hadn’t heard of this film, am not familiar with the director (however I know some of his many films as director or producer) and the box had a not too interesting story for this drama-film. On the other side, when Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman sign for a film, there must be something to it. I suppose both wanted to show that they can still act, and they can. The film is about a man who is born a white negro and tries to hide his actual background. Late in his life he is accused of racism and his life is ruined. Then he meets a much younger woman with a terrible past.

The film is brought nicely and the not too original story slowly develops. All actors do great and the atmosphere makes “The Human Stain” an agreeable drama.

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