The Pillow Book is a erotic drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure. Ewan McGregor and Vivian Wu in The Pillow Book () Vivian Wu in The Pillow Book () Yoshi A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. Nagiko's father was a calligrapher, and when she was a little girl he would write his birthday greetings on her face. Her mother would read.

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The film features considerable, explicit female and male nudity. The Pillow Book is undeniably sensual and visually ravishing, but the film's narrative lacks the. The Pillow Book movie reviews & Metacritic score: Three experiences make an indelible impression in a young girl's childhood: her father's tender calligraphy. Check out the exclusive movie review and see our movie rating for The Pillow Book.

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The Falls Comedy Sci-Fi. Rembrandt's J'Accuse Documentary Mystery. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Vivian Wu Nagiko Yoshi Oida The Publisher Ken Ogata The Father Hideko Yoshida Jerome Judy Ongg The Mother Ken Mitsuishi The Husband Yutaka Honda Hoki Barbara Lott Jerome's Mother Miwako Kawai Young Nagiko Lynne Langdon Young Nagiko Shiho Takamatsu Young Nagiko Aki Ishimaru Young Nagiko Hisashi Hidaka Edit Storyline As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting.

Plot Keywords: Things that make the heart beat faster. Parents Guide: Edit Details Country: Release Date: Also Known As: Filming Locations: Opening Weekend USA: Gross USA: Production Co: Sound Mix: Dolby Dolby SR.

Black and White Color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Much of the film is in Japanese, and some of the English subtitles appear to be intentionally incorrect or missing, in the spirit of "language play" or "the Tower of Babel".


Goofs Mike visible during wide shot when Nagiko kneels and Jerome signs his name on her back. Quotes Nagiko: I like the smell of paper - all kinds.

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IMDb Everywhere. Follow IMDb on. DPReview Digital Photography. Yoshi Oida The Father Hideko Yoshida The Mother Judy Ongg The Husband Ken Mitsuishi Hoki Yutaka Honda Jerome's mother Barbara Lott English, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese dialogue Iconoclastic British helmer Peter Greenaway's fascination for the most arcane reaches of the world's art and literature is on full display in the dense yet enormously impressive "The Pillow Book.

Decent returns in niche outlets can be expected.

Greenaway has never hesitated to make his films richly complex, and has always assumed in his audience a knowledge of, and interest in, the world of arts and letters. Pic is however, one of his colder efforts, and the dark humor that pervades some of his work is kept below the surface on this occasion.

Pic revolves around the erotic adventures of a young Japanese woman, Nagiko played as an adult by Vivian Wu.

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The frustrated young woman becomes obsessed with following in the footsteps of Shonagon, and when her husband burns her diaries, she leaves him and flees to Hong Kong.

There she becomes a successful fashion model and begins searching out a series of lovers who are also calligraphers; in addition to sex, she derives pleasures from the texts that are written on her body.

None of these lover-calligraphers really satisfies her however, until she meets an Englishman, Jerome Ewan McGregor , with whom she falls in love.Chris Kridler. To write a poem on a body is much the same as writing it on a landscape: Company Credits.

Retrieved 20 September Ewan McGregor , Vivian Wu. Junko Shinohara as Model. View All Critic Reviews

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