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Painted Veil, The

Synopsis
Based on the classic novel by Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is an epic and captivating love story set in the 1920s that tells the tale of a young English couple, Walter, a middle-class doctor, and Kitty, an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. In an act of vengeance when he uncovers her infidelity, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and insists that Kitty accompany him. However, the hardships of the journey bring meaning to their relationship and give them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.

DVD extras include: Making of... featurette with Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and John Curran.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Subjects
Film studies; Literature
Keywords
film adaptations; literature - English; Maugham, Somerset

Credits

Director
John Curran
Writer
Somerset Maugham
Cast
Diana Rigg 
Edward Norton 
Liev Schreiber 
Naomi Watts 
Toby Jones 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
125 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment

Email
publicity@momentumpictures.co.uk
Web
http://www.momentumpictures.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7391 6900
Fax
020 7383 0404
Address
Second Floor
184-192 Drummond Street
London
NW1 3HP
 

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