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FULL SYNOPSIS

Charismatic professor David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley) glories in the pursuit of adventurous female students but never lets any woman get too close. When gorgeous Consuela Castillo (Penélope Cruz) enters his classroom, however, his protective veneer dissolves. Her raven-haired beauty both captivates and unsettles him. Even if Kepesh declares her body a perfect work of art, Consuela is more than an object of desire. She has a strong sense of herself and an emotional intensity that challenges his preconceptions. Kepesh’s need for Consuela becomes an obsession, but ultimately his jealous fantasies of betrayal drive her away. Shattered, Kepesh faces up to the ravages of time, immersing himself in work and confronting the loss of old friends. Then, two years later, Consuela comes back into his life—with an urgent, desperate request that will change everything.

  • Release date:August 8, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
London Film Critics Association Ben Kingsley Best British Actor 2008 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Penélope Cruz Best Supporting Actress 2008 Winner

Cast

Penélope Cruz
as Consuela Castillo
Ben Kingsley
as David Kepesh
Dennis Hopper
as George
Patricia Clarkson
as Carolyn
Peter Sarsgaard
as Kenny Kapesh
Deborah Harry
as Amy
Charlie Rose
as Charlie Rose
Antonio Cupo
as 2nd Student
Michelle Harrison
as Beth
Emily Holmes
as 1st Student
Chelah Horsdal
as Reese
Marci T. House
as Administration Nurse
Alessandro Juliani
as Actor #3 in Play
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
as Actor #2 in Play
Andre Lamal
as Talk Show Host
Shaker Paleja
as 3rd Student
Julian Richings
as Actor in Play #1
Tania Saulnier
as George's Girlfriend
Michael Teigen
as Waiter
Laura Mennell
as Cute Girl

Crew

Isabel Coixet
Director
Tom Rosenberg
Producer
Gary Lucchesi
Producer
Andre Lamal
Producer
Philip Roth
Book Author
Nicholas Meyer
Screenwriter
Joseph Lederer
Cinematographer
Diyah Pera
Cinematographer
Jean-Claude Larrieu
Cinematographer
Isabel Coixet
Musical Direction/Supervision
Amy E. Duddleston
Editor
Claude Pare
Production Designer
Judd Malkin
Executive Producer
Eric Reid
Executive Producer
Terry McKay
Executive Producer
Richard S. Wright
Executive Producer
Jay Mitchell
Set Designer
Katia Stano
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Sandra Mayo
First Assistant Director
Heike Brandstatter
Casting
Natasha Tony
Casting
Coreen Mayrs
Casting
Trevor Taylor
Lighting
Mark Freund
Visual Effects Supervisor
Andrew Pereszlenyi
Lighting
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