Nagiko (Wu) is a young Japanese girl whose formative years were shaped by two things: her father's calligraphy and her aunt's routine reading of "The Pillow Book," a diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Every birthday, her family ritual involves her father doing a loving calligraphy on her face. Nagiko grows up obsessed with books and writing on the paper that is skin; she eventually wants to carry on her father's tradition. She is also seeking revenge for her father, who was blackmailed by his publisher. In Jerome, a young European translator, she may have found her perfect lover and tool for exacting revenge.
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Created by Peter Greenaway; based on the book by Sei Shonagon, a Japanese lady-in-waiting. If you've seen any of Greenaway's other films, you know to expect the unexpected. Here he gives viewers a mixture of amazing images with varying erotic images and themes. The full nudity, especially lots of male nudity, may be too frequent for some viewers.
In various languages, written and spoken, including Japanese, Chinese, French, and English.
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