SHORT TAKE: “Disgrace” (***1/2)

Posted by · 2:32 pm · September 17th, 2009

“As long as one is alive, one is all right.” These words, spoken with pithy irony by John Malkovich halfway through Steve Jacobs’s brilliant, bruising adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel “Disgrace” — which opens Stateside tomorrow — encapsulate a post-apartheid South Africa more riven by crime and inequality than the bandages of democracy can cover. […]

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Under the radar: ‘Disgrace’

Posted by · 3:59 am · August 20th, 2008

With the Toronto festival just around the corner, one title set to bow there that isn’t garnering that much attention yet is Australian production ‘Disgrace,’ the long-gestating adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner J.M. Coetzee’s searing 1999 masterpiece. That’s not exactly surprising, given that it’s a sophomore effort from a director, Steve Jacobs, whose previous credit, the […]

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