The Pillow Book

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  • NR
  • 1996
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 6.7  (12,797)
  • 64

Viewers in the mood for an Asian erotic art film featuring a future Obi Wan Kenobi in all of his full-frontal glory, might enjoy this late 1990's offering. Directed by the controversial British filmmaker Peter Greenaway, the movie featured Star Wars star Ewan McGregor and Chinese actress Vivian Wu as lovers who find an interesting way to combine sex, poetry, and good penmanship. The plot deal's with Wu's character entering into an arranged marriage to save her father from a debtor. Finally fleeing her unhappy situation, she finds big city work first as a secretary, then as a model, finding sexual release by having lovers write on her.

The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book

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Viewers in the mood for an Asian erotic art film featuring a future Obi Wan Kenobi in all of his full-frontal glory, might enjoy this late 1990's offering. Directed by the controversial British filmmaker Peter Greenaway, the movie featured Star Wars star Ewan McGregor and Chinese actress Vivian Wu as lovers who find an interesting way to combine sex, poetry, and good penmanship.

The plot deal's with Wu's character entering into an arranged marriage to save her father from a debtor. Finally fleeing her unhappy situation, she finds big city work first as a secretary, then as a model, finding sexual release by having lovers write on her.

The Pillow Book is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 64.

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  • Release Date
    1996
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    2 hr 6 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (12,797)
  • Metascore
    64