Painted Veil

Painted Veil

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Director: John J. Curran

Cast: John J. Curran, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber


A couple with a broken relationship learns some valuable lessons about love, life, and sacrifice in this romantic drama based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It's 1925, and Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is a physician and bacteriologist who has become smitten with Kitty (Naomi Watts), the beautifulSee more details below


A couple with a broken relationship learns some valuable lessons about love, life, and sacrifice in this romantic drama based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It's 1925, and Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is a physician and bacteriologist who has become smitten with Kitty (Naomi Watts), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy and socially prominent family. Walter proposes marriage to Kitty and she accepts; however, while he clearly loves her, Kitty is more interested in her reputation than Walter's feelings, as she's recently turned 25, an age by which most of her peers have already wed. Kitty and Walter move to Shanghai, where he sets up a practice and she takes a lover, the British Vice Consul Charles Townsend (Liev Schreiber). When Walter learns of his wife's infidelity, he becomes furious, and impulsively volunteers to travel to China to work in a village stricken with a major cholera epidemic. While Walter's actions are meant to punish Kitty rather than reflect his own benevolence, the daily trials of living in a community in crisis have a striking impact on the couple, giving them a new and deeper perspective on their relationship. The Painted Veil is the third screen adaptation of Maugham's best-selling novel of the same name; a 1934 version starred Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall, while Eleanor Parker and Bill Travers played the leads in a 1957 remake titled The Seventh Sin.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Naomi Watts Kitty Fane
Edward Norton Walter Fane
Liev Schreiber Charlie Townsend
Toby Jones Waddington
Diana Rigg Mother Superior
Catherine An Hostess
Li Bin Te-Ming
Wu Bin Student 1
Alan David Mr. Garstin
Marie-Laure Descoureaux Sister St. Joseph
Sally Hawkins Mary
Juliet Howland Dorothy Townsend
Lorraine Laurence Sister Maryse
Johnny Lee Angry Chinese Man
Feng Ligang Sung Ching
Gesang Meiduo Amah
Yin Qing Student 2
Ian Rennick Geoffrey Denison
Cheng Shihan Warlord Kwei
Liang Sigie Student 3
Maggie Steed Mrs. Garstin
Henry Sylow Walter Junior
Zoe Telford Leona
Lucy Voller Doris Garstin
Anthony Wong Colonel Yu
Lu Yan Wan Xi
Xia Yu Wu Lien
Ma Yun Student 4
Lin Zheng Chinese Opera Star
Yao Tian Hua Singing Orphan
Wu Di Singing Orphan
Liu Yue Qi Singing Orphan
Li Zhuo Er Singing Orphan
Hu Jia Yi Singing Orphan
Guo Yu Tong Singing Orphan
Zhao Wei Xin Singing Orphan
Chen Xiangqi Singing Orphan
Shi Tong Xuan Singing Orphan
Tang Yu Xin Singing Orphan
Cheng Yu Yang Singing Orphan
Guo Jia Hui Singing Orphan
Huang Yi Yuan Singing Orphan
Xu Shu Hao Singing Orphan
Fei Yue Singing Orphan
Meng Ting Yu Singing Orphan
Cheng Zhu Yue Singing Orphan
Gao Qiao Jia Li Singing Orphan
Ming Fang Singing Orphan
Tan Ya Zuo Singing Orphan
John Cann Businessman in Colony Club
Maurice Herschtal Businessman in Colony Club
Bill Marcus Businessman in Colony Club
Shobauro Hiratsuka Businessman in Colony Club
Alexandre Desplat Conductor

Technical Credits
John J. Curran Director,Executive Producer
Antonia Barnard Co-producer,Executive Producer
Michael Bigger Makeup
Wu Bin Stunts
Sara Colleton Producer
Alexandre de Franceschi Editor
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Leslie Devlin Makeup
Stuart Dryburgh Cinematographer
Jason Faulkner Asst. Director
Jean-Francois Fonlupt Producer
Yasmine Golchan Co-producer
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Victoria Hamilton Translator
Li Jieyi Stunts
Yang Jinguo Special Effects
Tu Juhua Production Designer
Li Jun Set Decoration/Design
Robert Katz Executive Producer
Mei Kunping Art Director
Ming "Beaver" Kwei Associate Producer
Mo Lan Casting
Peta Lawson Art Director
Ellen Lewis Casting
Cameron McLean Camera Operator
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Norton Producer
Ron Nyswaner Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Yin Qing Stunts
Hu Guoguang Qinjian Stunts
Claire Saunders Casting
Liang Sigie Stunts
Li Hua Sze Stunts
James Szyszko Choreography
Maggie Tang Production Manager
John Timperley Sound Mixer
Derek Vanderhorst Sound/Sound Designer
Naomi Watts Producer
Wang "Christie" Xin Makeup
Zan "Cindear" Xin Translator
Tu Xinran Art Director
Xing Yanrong Art Director
Bob Yari Producer
Yang Yimin Special Effects
Lee "Johnny" Man Yiu Asst. Director
Ma Yun Stunts
W. Somerset Maugham Source Author

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Painted Veil
1. Credits [3:44]
2. Kitty's Young Man [3:33]
3. Newlyweds [6:15]
4. Weeping Woman [4:54]
5. Behind a Locked Door [3:52]
6. Walter's Threat [6:59]
7. What Walter Knew [5:07]
8. Arrival at Mei-Tan-Fu [6:09]
9. Seeing Cholera [4:20]
10. Unsent Letter [3:30]
11. Looking to Kill Yourself? [1:51]
12. No Place for a Woman [4:31]
13. Mother Superior [4:38]
14. Convent Tour [2:15]
15. Stop Punishing Me [4:40]
16. Useless in Common [6:49]
17. Your Country's Guns [2:57]
18. Military Interpretation [2:06]
19. Ways of Looking [5:54]
20. Menace in the Streets [2:52]
21. Loved for One's Virtue [3:29]
22. Night of Intimacies [4:06]
23. Sharing the Day [3:53]
24. With Child [3:32]
25. Refugee Invasion [3:34]
26. Love and Duty [3:35]
27. Taken Ill [3:32]
28. Forgive Me [5:10]
29. No One Important [1:55]
30. End Credits [4:51]

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