Dying Gaul, The

The actors could not be better... a powerfully haunting film that gets under your skin.
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
A cast to die for!
-Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST
Saarsgard gives the riskiest performance of his career... no actor in a recent American film has delivered as explosive a depiction of a man emotionally blasted apart.
-Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
A stylish, nervy, neo-noir thriller?a small gem of incisive writing, superb acting and rich visuals.
-Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST
Saarsgard, Scott and Clarkson are outstanding!
-Mick LaSalle, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
A lurid and suspenseful thriller.
-Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE
All three lead performances are brilliant!
-Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Synopsis

Robert Sandrich (Peter Saarsgard) is a fledging screenwriter whose life changes when he is offered a million dollars for his latest and most personal work: The Dying Gaul, the raw, heartbreaking autobiographical story of the death of his gay lover. But there’s a catch, the studio thinks the project will only work if Robert changes his dead lover to a woman. Things get further complicated as Jeffrey (Campbell Scott), the smooth, ruthless studio executive chasing after the screenplay, lures Robert into an affair with his wife Elaine (Patricia Clarkson). The Dying Gaul is a wholly original tale of lust, power, corruption, betrayal and revenge set in the seductive world of the Hollywood elite.

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 101 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Campbell Scott
Patricia Clarkson
Peter Sarsgaard
DIRECTED BY
Craig Lucas