The Painted Veil

Release Date:
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Starring
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
Directed by
John Curran
Country:
China, USA
Language:
English, Mandarin, French (subtitled)

Based on the novel by W Somerset Maugham, The painted veil is a love story set in the 1920s about a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts), an upper-class woman, who marry for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter 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.