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The painted veil / Warner Independent Pictures and Bob Yari Production ; Yari Film Groups releasing ; the Mark Gorden Company presents ; a Collector Company Class 5 Films ; Dragon Studios Production ; a Warner China Film HG Corporation Co-Production ; produced by Sara Colleton ... [and others] ; screenplay by Ron Nyswaner ; directed by John Curran.

Watts, Naomi, 1968- (Added Author). Colleton, Sara. (Added Author). Fonlupt, Jean-Fran├žois. (Added Author). Gill, Mark. (Added Author). Han, Sanping, 1953- (Added Author). Norton, Edward. (Added Author). Nyswaner, Ron. (Added Author). Curran, John. (Added Author). Schreiber, Liev. (Added Author). Jones, Toby, 1967- (Added Author). Rigg, Diana. (Added Author). Howland, Juliet. (Added Author). Wong, Anthony. (Added Author). Steed, Maggie. (Added Author). Laurence, Lorraine. (Added Author). Lee, Johnny. (Added Author). Feng, Li. (Added Author). Desplat, Alexandre. (Added Author). Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 Painted veil. (Added Author). Bob Yari Productions. (Added Author). Class 5 Films. (Added Author). Colleton Company. (Added Author). Mark Gordon Company. (Added Author). Warner China Film HG Corporation. (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg, Juliet Howland, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Maggie Steed, Lorraine Laurence, Johnny Lee, Li Feng. (Cast).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419818198
  • ISBN: 9781419818196
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Stuart Dryburgh ; art director, Peta Lawson ; editor, Alexandre de Franceschi ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; visual effects supervisor, Paul Butterworth ; piano soloist, Lang Lang.
Participant or Performer Note:
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg, Juliet Howland, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Maggie Steed, Lorraine Laurence, Johnny Lee, Li Feng.
Summary, etc.:
Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature sexual situations, partial nudity, disturbing images and brief drug content.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; dual-layer.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Subject: Physicians > England.
Married people > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Adultery > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Cities and towns > China > Drama.
Epidemics > China > Drama.
Shanghai (China) > Drama.
China > Drama.
Genre: Medical drama.
Feature films.
Melodramas (Drama)
Man-woman relationships in motion pictures.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Drama) Feature films.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 10 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 1 current hold with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albany Carnegie Public Library DVD PAI PG-13 (Text) 35615010059677 New Items DVD Available -

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