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The Painted Veil - Colonel Yu

Posted on: December 18, 2006 | Views: 73 | Comment

Kitty discovers that not only is her new home threatened by disease, but by potentially violent Chinese nationalists.

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story of a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts), an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. 

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marriage • epidemic • cholera • nationalists • colonialism • disease • 1920s • Chinese • China