About

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unrav...

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Directed by

Robert Benton

Written by

Nicholas Meyer (Screenplay)
Philip Roth (Novel)

Runtime

106 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany, France

Language

English

Tagline

How far would you go to escape the past?

Cast

Keywords

literature professor black people

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