In Japan in the 1970s, a calligrapher delicately writes a birthday greeting on his daughter's face. When the little girl grows up, she remembers the event with such fondness that she begins a search for a calligrapher-lover who will use her whole body as his personal paper. Eventually, she comes across an English translator (Ewan McGregor) who convinces her to be the pen and not the paper. He takes her writing, on his body, to publishers in what seems to be an ideal situation. However, the plan is too successful, and petty jealousies begin to tear apart their passionate relationship. Peter Greenaway directs.
Theatrical Trailer, Stills Gallery
Release Date: 09 May 2011
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 121 minutes
Production Year: 1995
Main Language: English