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The Humbling is a american film of genre Drama directed by Barry Levinson released in USA on 23 january 2015 with Al Pacino

The Humbling (2014)

The Humbling
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Released in USA 23 january 2015
Length 1h47
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romantic comedy
Rating55% 2.79982.79982.79982.79982.7998

The Humbling is a 2014 erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Kyra Sedgwick. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and in the Out of Competition section of the 71st Venice International Film Festival. The film was released on January 23, 2015, by Millennium Films.

Synopsis

Simon Axler is an aging actor who suffers from bouts of dementia. He is institutionalized after an incident during a Broadway play, then returns home, where he contemplates suicide. When he embarks upon an affair with a friend's amoral lesbian daughter, his world starts to fall apart. It ends on stage, with even Axler's audience and fellow actors unsure what's real and what's not.

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