The Painted Veil


2h 5m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In the 1920s, a young English couple--Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman--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

Film Details

Also Known As
Kärlekens slöja, Painted Veil, voile des illusions
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Animal Logic; Animal Logic Fuel; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Aurum Producciones; Aya Yamashita; Cinerent; Efilm; Hao Wu; Magic Films & Video Works; Metropolitan Filmexport; Momentum Pictures Limited; Post Accountants, Inc.; Prologue Films; Salon Films; Scarlet Letters; Studio Guillaume Tell; The Mark Gordon Company; The Travel Company; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Independent Pictures; Yari Film Group; Yari Film Group
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP); Belga Films; Bioscop; Central Partnership; Distribution Company; Eagle Pictures; Imagem Filmes; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Italia Films; Jrc; Lev Films; Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Prime Pr Inc.; Prisvideo; Pyramid (Russia); Sena; Shaw Organization; Transmission Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Independent Pictures
Location
South East Asia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

In the 1920s, a young English couple--Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman--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.

Crew

Laura Atkins

Post-Production Accountant

Jeremy Ball

Art Department Coordinator

Li Baoquan

Grip

Maria Barbieri

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Antonia Barnard

Line Producer

Antonia Barnard

Coproducer

Jason Bath

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jamie Beardsley

Unit Production Manager

Jean-pascal Beintus

Original Music

Sunil M Bhuta

Business Affairs

Michael Bigger

Makeup Artist

Jason Billington

Compositing Supervisor

Liaon Bin

Assistant Director

Wang Bing

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Wu Bing

Stunts

Dennis Brown

Finance Manager

James Burnett

Craft Service

Yang Buting

Executive

Paul Butterworth

Visual Effects Supervisor

Denis Caribaux

Music Engineer

Hu Changjie

Videotape Operator

Evan Chen

Music Arranger

Shauna Cho

Accounting Assistant

Crystal Gong Chun

Assistant Director

Zhao Chuncheng

Assistant Camera

Yuan Chunmei

Caterer

Patrick Clancey

Film Lab

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Sara Colleton

Producer

Emma Cooper

Unit Publicist

Kyle Cooper

Titles

Frank Cramme

Craft Service

John Curran

Executive Producer

Sherrie Dai

Assistant

Zhang Dali

Transportation Captain

Chen Daming

Casting Consultant

Chris Davies

Compositing Supervisor

Pierrede De Berville

Music Composer

Alexandre De Franceshi

Editor

L Descamps

Song Performer

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Alexandre Desplat

Original Music

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Artist

Elizabeth Dewey

Film Lab

Eleni Diakomichalis

Cgi Artist

Joel Dougherty

Foley Editor

Stuart Dryburgh

Dp/Cinematographer

Stuart Dryburgh

Director Of Photography

Minnie Duerr

Production Accountant

Ed Dunn

Stand-In

Mike Eaves

Colorist

Erin Eggers

Production Executive

Laura Ergis

Key Costumer

Jason Faulkner

Assistant Director

Wang Fei

Makeup Assistant

Inga Fillary

Loader

Rick Findlater

Hair

Jean Francois Fonlupt

Producer

Lianne Forbes

Visual Effects

Xavier Forcioli

Music Composer

Lara Ford

Post-Production Coordinator

Sebastien Gaxie

Original Music

Kelli Gillam

Post-Production Accountant

Richard Glasser

Music

Richard Glasser

Music Supervisor

Jenn Godin

Post-Production Coordinator

Sharmila Gokel

Assistant

Yasmine Golchan

Coproducer

Mark R. Gordon

Executive Producer

Matt Greig

Compositing Supervisor

Yang Guangjun

Set Production Assistant

Jiang Guangzhan

Props

Liu Guiqun

Office Runner

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Han Guozhen

Makeup Assistant

Wu Guozheng

Props

Jack Haddox

Accountant

Zhao Haicheng

Executive

Tian Haiqing

Production Assistant

Cindy Hamilton

Caterer

Victoria Hamilton

Assistant

Li Han

Assistant Property Master

Warren Hanneman

Hairdresser

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Simon Hawkins

Dolly Grip

Josh Haynie

Head Of Production

Gao Heng

Caterer

Kang Heyong

Location Manager

Brenden Holster

Assistant Camera

Wang Hong

Production Manager

Yang Hong

Set Production Assistant

Sun Hongwu

Assistant Art Director

Juliet Horsley

Casting Assistant

Li Hua

Stunts

Yang Huajun

Caterer

Eppie Hung

Interpreter

Chris Jensen

Colorist

Zhang Jiakun

Line Producer

Yu Jiandong

Best Boy

Li Jianjun

Costumer

Ji Jianming

Chief Lighting Technician

Chen Jianping

Accountant

Zhang Jiaqi

Caterer

Yu Jie

Photography

Li Jieyi

Stunts

Yang Jinguo

Special Effects

Chang Jinli

Props

Chen Jinzhu

Assistant Property Master

Phil Jones

Assistant Director

Phil Jones

Assistant Director

Cao Juan

Liaison

Ning Juang

Makeup Assistant

Tu Juhua

Production Designer

Li Jun

Construction

Du Junhua

Props

Jiang Junjie

Caterer

Gao Junwei

Props

Louise Kan

Assistant Editor

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Robert Katz

Executive Producer

Robert Katz

Executive In Charge Of Production

Laine Kline

Business Affairs

Cenda Kotzmann

Music Engineer

Richard Kroll

Researcher

Mei Kunping

Art Director

Ming Beaver Kwei

Associate Producer

Mo Lan

Casting

Lang Lang

Music

Lang Lang

Soloist

Peta Lawson

Art Director

Peta Lawson

Set Decorator

Tim Leblanc

Sound Re-Recordist

David Lee

Sound Recordist

Esther Lee

Digital Effects

Joy Lee

Accounting Assistant

Joyce Lei

Craft Service

Wayne Lemmer

Sound Effects Editor

Jack Lewars

Colorist

Ellen Lewis

Casting Director

Zoe Li

Assistant

Deng Liai

Costumer

Skip Lievsay

Supervising Sound Editor

Skip Lievsay

Sound Re-Recordist

Que Lihong

Costumer

Wang Lihong

Best Boy

Zhao Lili

Accountant

Sherrie Liu

Script Supervisor

Alex Lo

Camera Assistant

Georgia Lockhart-adams

Hairdresser

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Xu Lu

Grip

Chris Lutz

Researcher

Henry Lyte

Music Lyrics

Diva Magpayo

Assistant Editor

John Mahaffie

Unit Director

John Mahaffie

Dp/Cinematographer

John Mahaffie

Director Of Photography

Darrin Mann

Foley Mixer

John Bard Manulis

Executive

S Takahashi Masae

Music

William Somerset Maugham

Source Material

James Mccallum

Visual Effects

Sharon Mccormack

Tailor

Cameron Mclean

Camera Operator

Cameron Mclean

Steadicam Operator

William Mcphail

Costume Supervisor

Deng Meng

Executive

Su Mengmeng

Makeup Assistant

Paul Menichini

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Miller

Post-Production

Devon Miller

Film Lab

Linda Miller

Production Executive

Wu Mingbo

Props

Yang Mingchen

Foreman

Milano Miodini

Assistant

William Monk

Music

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Ruth Myers

Costume Designer

Yang Naikun

Caterer

Zhao Nali

Assistant Art Director

Bill Newcomb

Post-Production Supervisor

Patrick Nicholls

Accounting Assistant

Susan Nickerson

Researcher

Simon Njoo

Assistant Editor

Edward Norton

Producer

Gerry Nucifora

Boom Operator

Ron Nyswaner

Screenplay

Ron Nyswaner

Executive Producer

Steve Oakley

Cgi Artist

Dou Paizhao

Props

Julie Pearce

Makeup

Robert Phillips

Digital Effects

Rolland Pike

On-Set Dresser

Wang Ping

Liaison

N Porebski

Song Performer

John Portnoy

Post-Production Executive

Roger Pouly

Music

Adam Presser

Researcher

Petr Pycha

Music Contractor

Film Details

Also Known As
Kärlekens slöja, Painted Veil, voile des illusions
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Animal Logic; Animal Logic Fuel; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Aurum Producciones; Aya Yamashita; Cinerent; Efilm; Hao Wu; Magic Films & Video Works; Metropolitan Filmexport; Momentum Pictures Limited; Post Accountants, Inc.; Prologue Films; Salon Films; Scarlet Letters; Studio Guillaume Tell; The Mark Gordon Company; The Travel Company; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Independent Pictures; Yari Film Group; Yari Film Group
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP); Belga Films; Bioscop; Central Partnership; Distribution Company; Eagle Pictures; Imagem Filmes; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Italia Films; Jrc; Lev Films; Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Prime Pr Inc.; Prisvideo; Pyramid (Russia); Sena; Shaw Organization; Transmission Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Independent Pictures
Location
South East Asia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Music Score of the Year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Released in United States on Video May 8, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2006

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham published in 1958.

Previous versions of W. Somerset Maugham's novel include "The Painted Veil" (USA/1934), directed by Richard Boleslavsky and starring Greta Garbo, and "The Seventh Sin" (USA/1957), directed by Ronald Neame and starring Eleanor Parker and Bill Travers.

Gillian Armstrong was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States on Video May 8, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2006 (NY, LA)