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★★★ A com­plex, provoca­tive and re­ward­ing adap­ta­tion of the ac­claimed novel by J. M. Coet­zee. A well-cast John Malkovich plays a South African aca­demic whose ca­reer is ru­ined by a sex scan­dal. Af­ter mov­ing to the coun­try to live with his daugh­ter (Jessica Haines), his un­healthy ap­petite for self-de­struc­tion con­tin­ues unchecked. L.P.

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