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Elegy

Year:
Duration:
112 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Isabel Coixet
Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Filming Locations: Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $13,000,000
Opening Weekend: $104,168 (USA) (10 August 2008)
Gross: $3,577,210 (USA) (9 November 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Penélope Cruz
Consuela Castillo
Ben Kingsley
David Kepesh
Dennis Hopper
George O'Hearn
Patricia Clarkson
Carolyn
Peter Sarsgaard
Kenny Kepesh
Deborah Harry
Amy O'Hearn
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Michelle Harrison
2nd Student
Sonja Bennett
Beth
Emily Holmes
1st Student
Chelah Horsdal
Susan Reese
Marci T. House
Administration Nurse
Alessandro Juliani
Actor #3 in Play
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Actor #2 in Play
Laura Mennell
Cute Girl
Andre Lamal
Talk Show Host
Shaker Paleja
3rd Student
Kris Pope
Consuela's Brother
Julian Richings
Actor in Play #1
Michael Teigen
Waiter
Alan Wyn Hughes
Student (uncredited)
Braden Jennings
Class student #7 (uncredited)
Ryan McDonell
Student (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
David tells Consuela that she looks like Goya's Maja Desnuda. Penélope Cruz (who plays Consuela) plays Pepita Tudó in Volavérunt (1999), possibly a model for the Maja Desnuda.
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Quotes
David Kepesh: She is a throwback to a completely different time. She has to be wooed.
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David Kepesh: I think it was Betty Davis who said old age is not for sissies. But it was Tolstoy who said the biggest surprise in a man's life is old age. Old age sneaks up on you, and the next thing you know you're asking yourself, I'm asking myself, why can't an old man act his real age? How is it possible for me to still be involved in the carnal aspects of the human comedy? Because, in my head, nothing has changed.
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George O'Hearn: Beautiful women are invisible.
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Faq
Q
What is this movie about?
A
An aging University professor David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley), nearing the end of his career, meets Cuban student Consuela Castillo (Penélope Cruz), who awakens his sense of sexuality.
Q
Is "Elegy" based on a novel?
A
Yes. Elegy is based on the 2001 novel The Dying Animal by American novelist Philip Roth. The Dying Animal is the third book in the David Kepesh series, preceeded by The Breast (1972) and The Professor of Desire (1977).
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
A
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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Photos from cast
Tania Saulnier Antonio Cupo