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After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.

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Professor David Lurie
Jessica Haines ...
Lucy Lurie
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Petrus
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Bev Shaw
Antoinette Engel ...
Melanie Isaacs
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Soraya
Antonio Fisher ...
Sidney - Student
Isabella De Villiers ...
Mrs. Cundell - Student
Cindy Mkaza ...
Mrs. Mbeti - Student
Liezel De Kock ...
Student Director
Charles Tertiens ...
Ryan
David Dennis ...
Mr. Isaacs (as David Denis)
Paula Arundell ...
Dr Farodia Rassool
Anne Looby ...
Rosalind
David Ritchie ...
Manas Mathbane
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Hakim
Bulelwa Freer ...
Secretary
Alana Louise Bowden ...
Student
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Young Woman
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Desmond Swarts
Thandi Sebe ...
Female Student 1
Bronwyn Reddy ...
Female Student 2
Nicola Swanepoel ...
Female Student 3
Monica Tyalana ...
Market Customer
Michael Richard ...
Bill Shaw
Buyami Duma ...
Pollux
Thembalani Galada ...
Young Black Man
Xola Honono ...
Tall Black Man
Ian Roberts ...
Ettinger
Roshina Ratnam ...
Indian Doctor
Ntombi Makhutshi ...
Petrus' Young Wife (as Mtombi Makutshi)
Sydney Kohlakala ...
Band Member
Duke Norman ...
Band Member
S.F. Gojo ...
Band Member
Ntobeko Rwanda ...
Orator (as Ntobeka Rwanqa)
Amy Brittow ...
Desiree Isaacs
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Mrs. Isaacs
Eve Szapira ...
Mrs. Cundell - Professional
Terence Bridgett ...
Sidney - Professional
Jonathan Nkala ...
Postman
Maboni Nyakatya ...
Prostitute
Mbali Kgosidintsi ...
Prostitute
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Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Jacobs

Written by

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J.M. Coetzee ... (novel)
 
Anna Maria Monticelli ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Wouter Barendrecht ... executive producer
Marlow De Mardt ... co-producer
Julio DePietro ... executive producer
Barbara Gibbs ... line producer
Steve Jacobs ... producer
Anna Maria Monticelli ... producer
Brigid Olen ... co-producer
Emile Sherman ... producer
Michael J. Werner ... executive producer

Music by

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Antony Partos

Cinematography by

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Steve Arnold

Film Editing by

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Alexandre de Franceschi

Editorial Department

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Olivier Fontenay ... colorist
Lara Ford ... editorial house manager
Jamie Hediger ... assistant colorist
Louise Kan ... first assistant editor
Matthew M. North ... digital intermediate editor
Anthos Simon ... digital intermediate producer

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Annie Beauchamp
Mike Berg ... (as Michael Berg)

Set Decoration by

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Fred Du Preez

Costume Design by

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Diana Cilliers

Makeup Department

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Steven Saunders ... prosthetics sculptor
Zeljka Stanin ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Shireen Hattingh ... production manager
Silvana Milat ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Wendy Alport ... first assistant director
Marchant Bellingan ... assistant director
Hamish Roxburgh ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Storm Dyssell ... standby props
Ivan Fraser ... set dresser
Brian Glaser ... assistant construction manager
Andrew Gouveia ... carpenter
Marco Guidetti ... construction stand-by
Etienne Harris ... scenic foreman
Egbert Kruger ... property master
Brooke Morris ... props buyer/set dresser
Steven Saunders ... props fabricator
Brendan Smithers ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Yulia Akerholt ... dialogue editor
Rosie Chase ... assistant sound editor
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant
Peter Grace ... sound recordist
Jason Hancock ... foley recordist
Michael McMenomy ... sound effects editor
Adrian Medhurst ... mix assistant
Sam Petty ... sound designer
Angus Robertson ... head of sound: StageOne Sound
John Simpson ... foley artist
Pete Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Peter D. Smith)

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Andrew Robertson ... special effects supervisor
Phillip Young ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Simon Alberry ... I/O supervisor
Paul Butterworth ... visual effects supervisor: Fuel International
Sam Cole ... compositing supervisor: FUEL International
Felix Crawshaw ... visual effects producer: Fuel VFX
Rebecca Dunn ... digital supervisor
Michelle Hunt ... main title design
Daniel Loui ... digital compositor
An Nguyen ... system administrator/pipeline engineer: FUEL International
Takahiro Suzuki ... digital compositor
Andreas Wanda ... animator
Matthew Wynne ... lead compositor
Koji Yamaguchi ... compositor

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Daryl Andrews ... stunt coordinator

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Telfer Barnes ... first assistant camera
Gilles Boisacq ... gaffer
Jessica Clarke-Nash ... video split operator
Sean Miros ... director of photography: second unit
Mark Rogers ... still photographer
Richard Rolf ... Steadicam operator
Lionel Turner ... lighting technician

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Jane Dawkins ... extras casting: Australia
Ann Fay ... casting: Australia
Marianne Jade ... casting
Leigh Pickford ... casting: Australia

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hetta Burger ... set costumer
Jayne Forbes ... costume supervisor
Michelle Karavoussanos ... head costume buyer
Claudia Littlefield ... set costumer
Tyron Matthee ... key costume breakdown and dyer

Location Management

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John Hoeks ... location scout

Music Department

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Daniel Baker ... music preparation
Laura Bishop ... music preparation
Wes Chew ... music engineer/mixer / music producer
Christo Curtis ... music mixer: ending theme
Coralie Hartl ... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl ... orchestra leader
Bryce Jacobs ... orchestrator
Michael Lira ... composer: additional music
Luke Mynott ... music mixer: additional music
Tim Ryan ... music editor
Gary Seeger ... music supervisor
Jessica Wells ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Sophie Fabbri-Jackson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Pierre Buys ... unit and transport manager

Additional Crew

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Mechele Axford ... assistant to producer
Jodi Bowers ... Locations and permits
Toby Gibson ... assistant: John Malkovich
Tarryn Greybè ... pre-production coordinator
Michelle Hunt ... end titles
Amanda Kotze ... production accountant
Sandie Morris ... production accountant
Dezi Rorich ... unit publicist
Hayley Ross ... production coordinator
Nathan Smith ... lab liaison

Thanks

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Danny Mandel ... Production financing provided by Newbridge
Scott Meek ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Cape Town professor David Lurie blatantly refuses to defend himself for an affair with a colored student whom he gave a passing grade for an exam she didn't even attend. Dismissed, he moves to his daughter Lucy's farm, which she runs under most disadvantaged terms, favoring the black locals. Yet rowdies, unprovoked, violently rob and abuse them both. Lucy refuses to fight back, unlike David, who is surprised by his own altruistic potential. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines What is a mad heart? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Schande (Germany)
  • Desgracia (Spain)
  • Szégyen (Hungary)
  • Dezonoare (Romania)
  • Desgraça (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 'Disgrace' won the Best Narrative Film (The Black Pearl) Award at the Middle East Film Festival 2008. See more »
Goofs The notices in the lecture theater "Mid-term test" and "Casanova - your time is over" appear to have been written by the same person. Given the professionalism adopted by the university in its investigation of Mr Laurie it does not seem plausible to suggest that one person (say, a teacher's aide) wrote both notices. See more »
Movie Connections References Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). See more »
Soundtracks She Walks in Beauty See more »
Quotes Professor David Lurie: The one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, those who come to learn learn nothing.
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