The Human Stain

The Human Stain (2003)

How far would you go to escape the past?

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2003-10-29
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 237 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cinepsilon
  • Production Country: France, Germany, United States of America
  • Director:
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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 unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

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  • Anthony Hopkins

    as Coleman Silk
  • Nicole Kidman

    as Faunia Farley
  • Ed Harris

    as Lester Farley
  • Gary Sinise

    as Nathan Zuckerman
  • Wentworth Miller

    as Young Coleman Silk
  • Jacinda Barrett

    as Steena Paulsson
  • Harry Lennix

    as Mr. Silk
  • Clark Gregg

    as Nelson Primus
  • Anna Deavere Smith

    as Mrs. Silk
  • Lizan Mitchell

    as Ernestine
  • Phyllis Newman

    as Iris Silk
  • Margo Martindale

    as Psychologist
  • Kerry Washington

    as Ellie
  • Ron Canada

    as Herb Keble
  • Mili Avital

    as Young Iris
  • Danny Blanco Hall

    as Walter
  • Marie Michel

    as Young Ernestine
  • Anne Dudek

    as Lisa Silk
  • Mimi Kuzyk

    as Professor Delphine Roux
  • John Finn

    as Louie Borero
  • Jeff Perry

    as Tennis Player
  • Rick Snyder

    as Tennis Player
  • Danny Stone

    as Tennis Player
  • Vito DeFilippo

    as Mark Silk
  • Robert Higden

    as Jeff Silk
  • Vlasta Vrána

    as Solly Tabak
  • Richard Mawe

    as Doc Chizner
  • Tom Rack

    as Bobcat
  • Bill Rowat

    as Swift
  • Richard Russo

    as Faculty Committee Member
  • Stella Arroyave

    as Faculty Committee Member
  • Jude Beny

    as Sally
  • John Cenatiempo

    as Boxer
  • Lydia Zadel

    as Nature Center Girl
  • Jimmy Chan

    as Chinese Restaurant Owner
  • Russell Yuen

    as Chinese Waiter
  • Kate Whitney

    as Mrs. Primus
  • Jessica Schulte

    as Student
  • Philip Pretten

    as Record Store Manager
  • Luc Morissette

    as Street Photographer
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Production Tom Rosenberg Producer
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Writing Nicholas Meyer Screenplay
Sound Rachel Portman Original Music Composer
Production Ronald M. Bozman Executive Producer
Production Gary Lucchesi Producer
Production Deborah Aquila Casting
Art David Gropman Production Design
Production Michael Ohoven Executive Producer
Editing Christopher Tellefsen Editor
Costume & Make-Up Rita Ryack Costume Design
Directing Robert Benton Director
Camera Jean-Yves Escoffier Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Benjamin Robin Hairstylist
Production Rick Schwartz Executive Producer
Production Scott Steindorff Producer
Production Andre Lamal Executive Producer
Crew Patricia Birch Choreographer
Production Eberhard Kayser Executive Producer
Writing Philip Roth Novel
Production Steve Hutensky Executive Producer
Production Tricia Wood Casting
Costume & Make-Up Donald Mowat Makeup Department Head
Crew Rob Harris Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Kerry Warn Hairstylist
Art Zoe Sakellaropoulo Art Direction
Art Claude Leclair Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Wyatt Belton Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jacquie Rahal Hairstylist
Art Marie-Claude L'Heureux Art Department Coordinator
Directing France Lachapelle Script Supervisor