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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Caught in an affair with another man (Liev Schreiber), a scientist's callow wife (Naomi Watts) accompanies her husband (Edward Norton) to mainland China in the 1920s to fight a cholera epidemic. There, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads to an unexpected chance at redemption.

Cast: Naomi Watts , Edward Norton , Liev Schreiber , Diana Rigg , Zoe Telford , Toby Jones , Anthony Wong Chau-Sang , Sally Hawkins

Director: John Curran

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Warner Independent

The Painted Veil (2006)

Release Date: December 20th, 2006|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • December 14, 2012 lakesregionguy
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    Never really heard of this film. Turns out that it is one of the best films I have seen in many years. Being very familiar with China and the area where this was filmed, added to my enjoyment. The failure of the marketing people and Warner Studio is a complete shame as this film could have and should have won many awards !

  • September 08, 2008 mdonnarmc
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    I totally agree with JushiBuruBeri. This movie has become one of my favorites and I'm a huge movie buff. I can and have watched this movie over and over. What shocks me is why The Painted Veil was never nominated for any awards! The acting, directing, cinematography, and the story line are so far above many of the movies we see get nominations every year that it truly boggles the mind that this movie was overlooked. I highly recommend watching The Painted Veil. You won't regret it for a minute.

  • July 27, 2008 JushiBuruBeri
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    This movie has become one of my all-time favorites. Aside from the gorgeous cinematography, the plot is excellent. I love the character development. Not only can you see each character's growth, but the relationship dynamics are clear and excellent. I have watched this movie over and over again, picking up more details each time. The music is perfect for the film. Ed Norton did an increadible job. I respect his work more and more every time he does something new.

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