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The Painted Veil (2006)

The Painted Veil
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Catherine An Catherine An
Bin Li Bin Li
Bin Wu Bin Wu
Student 1
Alan David Alan David
Mr. Garstin
Marie-Laure Descoureaux Marie-Laure Descoureaux
Sister St. Joseph
Juliet Howland Juliet Howland
Dorothy Townsend
Toby Jones Toby Jones

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10 years, 6 months ago at Jun 13 2:20
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The year is 1925. Kitty (Naomi Watts) is a naive woman, whose mother expects her to marry soon. She meets a young dull and shy man, Doctor Walter Fane (Edward Norton), a bacteriologist. They marry, and soon find themselves in China. Walter discovers Kitty's affair with a diplomat, Charles Townsend (Liev Shreiber); Walter then will force Kitty to come with her to a remote village ravaged by choler... read more

A Wonderful Canvas.

9 years, 3 months ago at Sep 17 12:06
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''A gripping tale of infidelity and revenge''

''A tense love story not to be missed''

A period romance of sorts based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The story of a young married couple in the 1920s who marry yet don't know each other. What follows is an affair and a journey into a deadly ep... read more

A beautiful movie

7 years, 1 month ago at Nov 11 12:12
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To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I always had a weak spot for Edward Norton and Naomi Watts, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, it was basically yet another one of these interesting projects starring Norton which didn’t turn out to be so great after all. I mean, the whole thing definitely had some potential. Indeed, first of all, it was co... read more
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Description: Once love is lost, can it - should it - ever be reclaimed? That's the question that tortures Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) about his beautiful and faithless wife Kitty (Naomi Watts). So he takes her away from the soirees, flirtations and ardent intrigues of colonial-era Shanghai to a cholera-ravaged village deep in China. It is to be her punishment. But it may be redemption for them both. Based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel and filmed in China, THE PAINTED VEIL is a moving portrait of the volcanic emotions that can erupt between a man and a woman, set against the drama of a nation in turmoil. Immerse yourself in this super ... (more)
Release date: 19 January 2007
Tags: Drama (17), Romance (17), China (10), Adultery (9), 2006 (9), (8), Cholera (7), Marriage (6), Infidelity (5), Doctor (5), Nun (4), Terminal Illness (4), Disease (4), 1920s (4), Orphanage (3), Road Trip (3), Imperialism (3), 2000s (3), Epidemic (3), England (2)
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