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ELEGY

by Isabel Coixet

synopsis

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

international title: Elegy
original title: Elegy
country: Spain, United States
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Isabel Coixet
release date: ES 18/04/2008, UK 08/08/2008, AT 14/08/2008, DE 14/08/2008, NL 28/08/2008, PL 05/09/2008, CZ 12/09/2008, BE 22/10/2008, PT 30/10/2008, FI 02/01/2009, IT 30/04/2009
screenplay: Nicholas Meyer
cast: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry
cinematography by: Jean-Claude Larrieu
film editing: Amy Duddleston
art director: Claude Paré
costumes designer: Katia Stano
producer: Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg
production: Lakeshore Entertainment
distributor: On Pictures: Zeta Audiovisual, Entertainment Film Distributors (UK), Tobis (DE), Future Film (FI), RCV Film Distribution (NL), Kinépolis Film Distribution (BE), Lusomundo (PT), 01 distribution (IT)