Cinépix Film Properties (CFP) | Release Date: June 6, 1997
Summary: Three experiences make an indelible impression in a young girl's childhood: her father's tender calligraphy on her face and neck, the text of a noblewoman's sensual diary (or pillow book), and the discovery that her father is being blackmailed. These three images become a single obsession when the girl becomes a woman (Vivian Wu of The Joy Luck Club) and meets a man (Trainspotting's Ewan McGregor) who offers his body to her, both as a blank page to write upon and as a weapon of revenge. (Columbia TriStar)
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Runtime: 126 min
Rating: NC-17
Production: Eurimages
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: UK, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese, Cantonese
Home Release Date: Dec 15, 1998
Director Credit
Peter Greenaway Director
Writer Credit
Peter Greenaway Written By
Sei Shonagon Book
Principal Cast Credit
Ewan McGregor Jerome
Vivian Wu Nagiko
Cast Credit
Aki Ishimaru Young Nagiko
Barbara Lott Jerome's Mother
Chizuru Ohnishi Young Nagiko
Hideko Yoshida The Aunt/The Maid
Hisashi Hidaka Calligrapher
Judy Ongg The Mother
Ken Mitsuishi The Husband
Ken Ogata The Father
Lynne Langdon Jerome's Sister
Miwako Kawai Young Nagiko
Shiho Takamatsu Young Nagiko
Yoshi Oida The Publisher
Yutaka Honda Hoki
Producer Credit
Denis Wigman Executive Producer
Jean-Louis Piel Executive Producer
Jessinta Liu Line Producer: Hong Kong
Kees Kasander Producer
Terry Glinwood Executive Producer
Tom Reeve Executive Producer