The Painted Veil Image
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 109 Ratings

Summary: This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late?
Runtime: 125 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some mature sexual situations, partial nudity, disturbing images and brief drug content.
Production: Mark Gordon Company, The
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: USA, China, Canada
Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Home Release Date: May 8, 2007
Director Credit
John Curran Director
Writer Credit
Ron Nyswaner Screenplay
W. Somerset Maugham Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Edward Norton Walter Fane
Liev Schreiber Charlie Townsend
Naomi Watts Kitty Fane
Cast Credit
Alan David Mr. Garstin
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Colonel Yu
Bin Li Te-Ming
Bin Wu Student 1
Catherine An Hostess
Cheng Shihan Warlord Kwei
Diana Rigg Mother Superior
Gesang Meiduo Amah
Juliet Howland Dorothy Townsend
Marie-Laure Descoureaux Sister St. Joseph
Sally Hawkins Mary
Toby Jones Waddington
Producer Credit
Antonia Barnard Line Producer
Bob Yari Producer
Chris Miller Post-Production Producer: Visionbox Media Group
Edward Norton Producer
Jean-Fran├žois Fonlupt Producer
Jiakun Zhang Line Producer: China
John Curran Executive Producer
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Ming Beaver Kwei Associate Producer: China
Naomi Watts Producer
Robert Katz Executive Producer
Ron Nyswaner Executive Producer
Sara Colleton Producer
Yasmine Golchan Co-Producer
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