The Pillow Book

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1996
  • Running time: 126 min
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. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, and her sexual... read more
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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. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, and her sexual odyssey (and the creation of her own Pillow Book) is a "parfait mélange" of classical Japanese, modern Chinese, and Western film images.

Original Release

10/11/1996

Cast

Ewan McGregor Jerome
Vivian Wu Nagiko
Ken Ogata The Father
Hideko Yoshida The Maid
Yoshi Oida The Publisher
Yutaka Honda Hoki
Judy Ongg The Mother
Ken Mitsuishi The Husband
Barbara Lott Jerome's Mother
Lynne Langdon Jerome's sister (as Lynne Frances Wachendorfer)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Greenaway

Writers

Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway

Cast

Ewan McGregor Jerome
Vivian Wu Nagiko
Ken Ogata The Father
Hideko Yoshida The Maid
Yoshi Oida The Publisher
Yutaka Honda Hoki
Judy Ongg The Mother
Ken Mitsuishi The Husband
Barbara Lott Jerome's Mother
Lynne Langdon Jerome's sister (as Lynne Frances Wachendorfer)
Miwako Kawai Young Nagiko
Chizuru Ohnishi Young Nagiko
Shiho Takamatsu Young Nagiko
Aki Ishimaru Young Nagiko
Hisashi Hidaka Calligrapher
Dehong Chen Calligrapher
Ham-Chau Luong Calligrapher (as Ham Cham Luong)
Akihiro Nishida Calligrapher
Kentaro Matsuo Calligrapher
Nguyen Duc Nhan Calligrapher

Producers

Terry Glinwood Executive Producer
Jean-Louis Piel Executive Producer
Tom Reeve Executive Producer
Denis Wigman Executive Producer
Kees Kasander Producer
Bob Bellion Producer
Jessinta Liu Producer

Editors

Peter Greenaway, Chris Wyatt

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