A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late?Written by
Edward Norton injured his back during filming, breaking three vertebrae after his horse threw him onto some rocks. He has said in interviews that he did not seek proper medical treatment until he had finished filming and had returned to Hong Kong. See more »
During the love scene between Kitty And Walter, Kitty takes Walter's shirt off while they are kissing. In the next shot, Walter has his shirt back on and in the shot after that, when they are falling onto the bed, he has the shirt off again. See more »
[contemplating roses in a flower shop]
Silly, really. They'll die in a week - it's hardly worth the cost
[to Walter Junior]
What do you think?
I think they're quite nice.
[Walter Junior smiles, as does Kitty]
I think you're right.
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I think is the tone of the film and by that I mean everything from the cinematography to the dialogue the music and, most of all, the nuanced performances which, because it is so consistent and so consistently sublime renders the film far apart from the ordinary.
I was interested to see that Naomi Watts and Edward Norton produced this film. No matter which of them (or, for that matter, any one of the film's fine cast) is on the screen, we are fully involved: they invite us into their story, they invite us to care.
Even if one were to strip away the performances and the story there is still the sheer beauty of the Chinese countryside, filmed to perfection.
Just go, and see for yourself.
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