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The Painted Veil (2006)

The Painted Veil

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

December 20, 2006 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Warner Independent Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Curran

Producer

Jean Francois Fonlupt, Jean-Francois Fonlupt, Mark Gill, Edward Norton

Screenwriter

Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham

Starring

Story


Based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Painted Veil" is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story 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. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a beautifully mounted and incisively acted period piece..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“..is a handsome 1920s period piece that boasts fine acting but is also saddled with a predictable and obvious storyline..”
by Shlomo Schwartzberg [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..a period film that feel authentic to its time and place..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]