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Production details

Release date1997
DirectorAdrian Lyne
GenreDrama, Romance
Box Office$1,071,502 USD


Mario Kassarproducer
Joel B. Michaelsproducer


Jeremy IronsHumbert Humbert
Melanie GriffithCharlotte Haze
Frank LangellaClare Quilty
Dominique SwainDolores 'Lolita' Haze
Suzanne ShepherdMiss Pratt
Keith ReddinReverend Rigger
Erin J. DeanMona
Joan GloverMiss LaBone
Pat Pierre PerkinsLouise (as Pat P. Perkins)
Ed GradyDr. Melinik
Michael GoodwinMr. Beale
Angela PatonMrs. Holmes
Ben SilverstoneYoung Humbert Humbert
Emma Griffiths MalinAnnabel Lee (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
Ronald PickupYoung Humbert's Father

Synopsis / summary

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted.

Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age.

They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police.

The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile.

Written by Luis Canau


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