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The Dying Gaul

Not rated | Drama, Romance | 2005


The gay screenwriter Robert, who is grieving the recent loss of his lover, writes a screenplay based on his biography and tries to sell it to the Hollywood producer Jeffrey. He offers one million dollars for his work, provided changes in the story replacing the dying man per a woman to make a commercial film. Jeffrey shows the screenplay to his wife Elaine, who loves to write and to plant flowers, and she is also delighted with the story. Robert works introducing the required modifications and Jeffrey, who is bisexual, has an affair with him. Meanwhile Elaine finds the gay website where Robert writes and she creates a fake profile to have conversation with him pretending that she is his deceased lover. Soon she learns the affair of her husband and she decides to leave him. But when the gay Robert discovers the truth, he has a breakdown and takes vengeance for Elaine with tragic consequences.


Duration 1 hours 32 minutes
Censorship Ratings Not rated
Production Company Holedigger Films, Rebel Park Pictures, Twopoundbad
Year of Production
Year of Release 2005
Lead Cast Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson
Executive Producers/Director Craig Lucas
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