The Pillow Book Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

The Pillow Book

The erotic exploits of a Japanese woman with an obsession for body writing provides the basis of this exotic, intellectually challenging and lushly executed drama from one of Britain’s most off-beat filmmakers Peter Greenaway. Beautiful Nagiko was born and raised in Kyoto to a professional calligrapher and struggling writer. For each birthday, her father would spend much time tenderly painting birthday wishes on Nagiko’s face as she listened to her aunt read from classic Japanese 10th-century writer Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book. For Nagiko, this birthday ritual was indescribably tender and erotic, but when she turned 18, her father would no longer do it, instead insisting that she marry his homosexual publisher’s nephew. It is an unhappy union, not helped by Nagiko’s obsession to become a writer like Shonagon. One day her spouse finds her writings and destroys them. In anger she abandons him and moves to Hong Kong where she becomes a fashion model. There Nagiko begins making love to a calligraphers willing to write on her naked body. She moves from one to the other searching for the one who will finally satisfy her, but has no luck until she encounters Jerome, an Englishman, who asks her to write her stories upon his body. When she finishes, she takes the naked Jerome to her father’s publisher who is aroused by the Englishman and eventually becomes his lover. Nagiko is devastated and her ensuing jealousy spawns only tragedy. The film features considerable, explicit female and male nudity.

Release date: Jun 6, 1997
Production Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Genre: Art House & International,Cult Movies,Drama,Special Interest

The Pillow Book Caste and Crew
Director: Peter Greenaway
writer: Peter Greenaway
Vivian Wu,Ewan McGregor,Ken Ogata,Yoshi Oida,Yutaka Honda,Hideko Yoshida,Judy Ongg,Ken Mitsuishi,Barbara Lott,Miwako Kawai,Chizuru Ohnishi,Chrissy Ann,Shiho Takamatsu,Aki Ishimaru,Hisashi Hidaka,Valerie Buchanon,Dehong Chen,Cham Ben,Akihiro Nishida,Andrew Chan,Farini Chang,Kentaro Matsuo,Chau Lam,Nguyen Duc Nhan,Chau Kwok Kwong,Augusto Aristotle,Edelme Christanse,Roger To Thanh Hien,Anna Chu,Chris Bearne,Wichert Dromkert,Martin Tukker,Wu Wei,Tom Kane,Louis Yiu Shi Fu,Kheim Lam,Daishi Hori,Kinya Tsuruyama,Eiichi Tanaka,Rick Waney,Masaru Matsuda,Wataru Murofushi,Hidashi Hidaka,Ronald Guttman,Ryuko Azuma,Seitaro Koyama,Hui Pai Kin,Tatsuya Kimura,Yoshihiko Nagata,Atsushi Miura,Kazushi Ishimaru,Hikari Abe,Jo Jo Hui Yuet Chun,Ai Kanafuji,Bobsy Jureidini,Yoshino Yoshioka,Yuki Nou,Masami Nishio,Satomi Kimura,Michiko Matsuo,Ville Khaapassalo,Kintaro Murayama,Ann,Kaoru Ueda,Ohko,Junko Shinohara,Yuko Nozawa,Kiyomi Nomura,Midori Hatsuda,Miwa Hayashi,Adrian Kwan,Seizo H. Inoue,Stephen C. Lam,Vanessa Lanza,Yoshihiro Kawai,Jimmy Wai Chung Lee,Munenari Takeshima,Anita Pui Shan Leung,Toshio Kimura,Sammuel Leung,Masakazu Takemura,Li Chun Man,Hiroshi Nakajima,Kageyoshi Shirakata,Takashi Miyake,Hiroko Uno,Doris Lai Fong Lui,Yuko Shimomura,Kana Haraguchi,Yuri Inoue,Makiko Shoji,Miwako Namie,Atsuko Nakamura,Tokiko Horiike,Akiko Yokotani,Yasuko Ogawa,Atsuko Yoshikawa,Mariko Ajimoto,Hiromi Tani,Fukue Kitaoka,Arnita Swanson,Jim-Adhi Limas,Miho Tanaka,Michell Leigh Nicholson,Fabienne De Marco,Tania De Jaeger,Kiymi Nomura,Lu Jinhua,Tien Sing Wang,Ham Chau Luong,See Wah Leung,Kha,Kumi Komino,Yuki Hayashi,Poon Wing Hong,Maskai Taketani,Sam,Mr. Lo,Shuen Ngar Lei,Mrs. Lo,See Yan Leung,Paul Wan,Yorks Tong,C.S. Wong,François Van Den Bergen,Tony Man Kit Wong,Lynne Frances Wachendorfer,Woo Leung,Terence Tsin Chung Tung,Hiriko Uno