A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Director: John Curran
Writer: Ron Nyswaner
Visually, The Painted Veil has all the trappings of a stuffy period drama, but Norton's and Watts's deft portrayals of imperfect, complicated characters give the film a modern-day spark.
Norton, an American, and Australian Watts are so busy struggling with their accents that they never really find their characters' hearts. But it's a solid piece of period escapism.
Overall this is a satisfyingly slow-burning romance, beautifully scored and acted. | Full Review...
Combine a strong-limbed narrative about marital frustration with a painstaking account of the British imperial presence in 1920s China. | Full Review...
Tagline: Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people.
Source: based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham
Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Genres: drama, romance
Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi
Casting: Ellen Lewis
Director of photography: Stuart Dryburgh
Original music composer: Alexandre Desplat
Costume design: Ruth Myers
Production design: Juhua Tu
Runtime: 125 min
Country: Canada, China, USA
Language: English, Mandarin, French
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1