About

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Vladimir Nabokov (Screenplay)

Runtime

154 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

How did they ever make a movie of ...

Cast

Keywords

seduction loss of loved one based on novel or book hotel motel small town eroticism summer camp depression forbidden love sexual obsession secret love diary older man younger woman relation widow midlife crisis flirt one-sided love literature professor sex with a minor fascination adoptive father lolita youngster provocation

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Lists

#51 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#681 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium