The Sleeping Dictionary Poster

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
During the 1930s, British officer John Truscott (Hugh Dancy) journeys to a remote village in colonial Malaysia to educate and Westernize the local Iban population. There, he is introduced to Selima (Jessica Alba), a lovely Iban woman. In keeping with tradition, Selima is assigned to sleep with John and teach him the native language and customs. But when they begin to fall in love, both the colonists and the natives object to their plans to marry.

Cast: Hugh Dancy, Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor, Christopher Ling Lee Ian, Junix Inocian

Director: Andrew Niccol

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Jersey Films

Keywords: 1930s, Love, Love interest, Soldier, Marriage, Transformation, Emotional, Passionate, Forbidden love