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Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA, 1962)

The picture has a rare power, a garbled but often moving push toward an off-beat communication.
— New York Times

James Mason plays Humbert Humbert: a fastidious, middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the New England boarding house run by Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters) he also meets the object of his desire - Lolita (Sue Lyon), his landlady’s teenage daughter. His passion for the girl becomes so overwhelming that he is willing to accept Charlotte's intimations of marriage in order to be close to her daughter…

Vladimir Nabokov adapted his own novel for the script and Peter Sellers brings a queasy brilliance to his supporting role of the sinister Quilty.